Experts say It's hard, but achievable, to establish a defendant guilty in a no-body homicide
Suzanne Morphew's husband, Barry, was taken into custody at Colorado on Wednesday, facing several charges such as first-degree homicide, regardless of the fact that researchers have yet to locate Suzanne Morphew's body.
Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze stated on Wednesday that researchers don't think Suzanne Morphew is living as well as the hunt for the body is continuing. Spezze doesn't anticipate now that his office will create any more arrests.
The arrest affidavit stays sealed, leaving a great deal of questions regarding the situation and the fees unanswered.
"It is surely feasible to fit the elements of this offense with no body."
Julie Rendelman, a criminal prosecution attorney in the Law Offices of Julie Rendelman, told Fox News that"no-body" murder cases are more prevalent than people believe -- and convictions aren't unusual.
"The very first thing that the prosecutor has to prove is that the sufferer is actually dead and has not only run away," Rendelman clarified.
In the absence of direct proof like a movie or even a confession, prosecutors rely upon circumstantial evidence to link the defendant to the victim's death.
The two Zelin and Rendelman confessed that instances where the body hasn't been found are a lot harder for the prosecution, which requires to convince every juror beyond a reasonable doubt that the person in question is dead.
However, based on the standard of the evidence, circumstantial evidence can occasionally be stronger than direct proof, Rendelman added.
Zelin suggested that just powerful instances of the sort are caused trial.
When asked about the potency of this situation on Wednesday, 11th Judicial District Attorney Linda Stanley stated she would not bring charges if she didn't believe she had a solid case and when she wasn't"confident."
The analysis, which has been continuing for almost a year, involved over 70 researchers who carried more than 135 research warrants and conducted over 400 interviews.
Barry Morphew is expected in court on Thursday, where disagreements concerning his bond is going to be heard.
He also released a video last spring he would do whatever was needed to receive back his wife shortly after his wife went missing Mother's Day,'' that Zelin mentioned is a blueprint in high-profile murder cases as the husband tries to place himself as the least likely suspect.
Suzanne Morphew was believed to have abandoned for a bicycle ride and also to never have returned.
Suzanne and Barry Morphew have two kids together.