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Suzanne Morphew's Texts About Bad Marriage With Barry Morphew Released By Judge
A month before she vanished, Suzanne Morphew told a friend that her husband Barry Morphew — who is now charged with her murder — "thinks we are great as long as he’s getting what he wants."
Texts in which Suzanne Morphew discussed her flawed relationship with her husband Barry Morphew, who is now accused of her murder, have been released to the public.
Last week, Chaffee County Judge Ramsey Lama ordered the release of several pieces of evidence from Barry Morphew's preliminary hearing, including various texts that put their relationship into context, Fox 21 News in Colorado Springs reports.
Barry Morphew was arrested and charged last year with first-degree murder in connection with the Mother’s Day 2020 disappearance of his wife. Suzanne Morphew, 49, vanished after going for a bicycle ride in Chaffee County and, while her body has never been found, investigators believe Barry killed her after shooting her with a tranquilizer dart.
Barry Morphew has maintained his innocence and is currently on bond while awaiting trial in May.
The texts speak to the turmoil in their relationship.
“He thinks we are great as long as he’s getting what he wants,” she confided in a friend over text in April of 2020, one month before she vanished.
“Makes me wonder what the young me was thinking,” she said within that same text conversation. “I was a broken girl just looking for stability and no confidence in who I was.”
Since Suzanne’s disappearance, Barry has been accused of infidelity.
“He won’t speak of divorce,” she wrote in March of 2020. “Begging for another chance. I’m so torn. But in my heart I know who he is.”
She emphasized, “I feel stuck.”
One included text, that appears to show that Suzanne was taking steps to divorce Barry, had been deleted from Barry’s phone, Fox 21 reports.
“I’m done,” she wrote. “I could care less what you’re up to and have been for years.”
The 92 pages of documents also include photos of Barry’s weapons, photos of scratches upon his body and GPS data points from Barry’s truck and phone. It also includes photos of tranquilizer darts, which Barry claimed he had in his possession to sedate deer. Also included are surveillance footage images of Barry at a Broomfield hotel on the day that Suzanne vanished in which seen changing his shirt within the day in the footage. Footage of him making several garbage runs that day is also featured.
In addition to first-degree murder, Barry has been charged with tampering with a deceased human body, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a dangerous weapon, a short rifle, attempt to influence a public servant and forgery of public records. He is currently out of jail on a $500,000 bond and is allowed to visit the two adult daughters he had with Suzanne.
Barry previously suggested that his wife could have been held captive or simply left him.
“I will do whatever it takes to get you back. Honey, I love you and I want you back so bad,” Barry pleaded in a Facebook video, posted just days after his wife vanished.