US election: Man allegedly voted for Donald Trump on behalf of wife he's accused of murdering

Suzanne and Barry Morphew.
Suzanne and Barry Morphew. Photo credit: Chaffee County Sheriff's Office

A man allegedly voted for former US President Donald Trump during November's presidential election on behalf of the wife he has recently been accused of murdering.

Barry Morphew, from Colorado, told the FBI he just "wanted Trump to win" and wanted to give the now-former President "another vote", according to police documents reviewed by ABC 7. 

"I know she was going to vote for Trump anyway," Morphew told FBI agents, according to the documents.

He has since been charged with fraud in addition to the murder charge he was already facing.

Morphew was arrested for the alleged murder of his wife, Suzanne Morphew, who hadn't been seen since May last year, authorities revealed to local media earlier this month.

"We've filed first-degree murder charges - or are in the process of filing first-degree murder charges - so our belief is that Suzanne is not alive at this time," Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze told a news briefing, as reported by ABC. 

Back in May 2020, after Suzanne's disappearance, Barry had posted on Facebook begging for his wife to be returned home safe.

"I'll do whatever it takes to get you back," he said. "Honey, I love you."

Barry Morphew appeared in court the day after he was arrested earlier this month and was remanded in custody without plea, local news station KDVR reported. He's next due to appear on May 27.