QUINCY, Mass. – Local lawyers and legal experts – including the lawyer who successfully completed his client, Barry Morphew, from charged with murder – cast doubt on the strength of the prosecution against the alleged wife-killer Brian Walshe, with one arguing: “There is no direct connection.”
Walshe, 47, came to a Massachusetts court on Wednesday morning to face new charges regarding the missing and suspected death of his wife, 39-year-old Ana Walshe. The former fraudster, who was previously convicted, has now been charged with murder, transporting a body and forgery. police investigation.
A not guilty plea was entered for him, and he was ordered held without a warrant.
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During Wednesday’s hearing, Assistant Attorney General Lynn Beland described the 20 cases in which Brian did Google searches after Ana Walshe allegedly went missing on January 1.
Forensic investigations were allegedly related to body parts, dismembering or disposing of corpses, and finding evidence. . Beland said investigators also found evidence of Ana Walshe’s DNA and blood on items Brian Walshe tried to throw away.
“If I were a lawyer, I would have killed this man in justice.”
And on December 27, Brian Walshe Googled, “What’s the best way to divorce a man?” Beland told the court.
“Instead of the divorce, it is believed that Brian Walshe dismembered Ana Walshe and disposed of her body,” he added.
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Internet sleuths and real criminals Walshe quickly labeled him a “monster” and insisted that this was “not a serious matter.”
But lawyers who have been fighting crimes for a long time feel differently.
Iris Eytan has represented many people accused of murder in cases that have resulted in acquittal or dismissal of their charges. Recently, it was represented Barry Morphewthe man charged with killing his wife, Suzanne Morphew, in May 2020.
His protest led to the dismissal of the charge of first degree murder and revealed the details of what the prosecution might do. Suzanne’s body was never found, and no one was charged in her death.
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Speaking on Fox News Digital on Wednesday, Eytan argued that there were gaps in the attorneys’ time, and questions that should be “answered,” about what happened in the hours leading up to the disappearance. of Walshe, and subsequent events.
“Obviously, the defense and the public, we don’t know anything other than four minutes of the lawyer reading a yellow piece of paper with his handwriting,” said Eytan. “That’s all we know.”
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Eytan pointed to Brian Walshe’s contention that his wife was leaving Massachusetts two days early to handle an emergency job inside. Washington, DC He questioned the truth of the claim and said, “it must be answered.”
“If I were a lawyer, I would have this man dead to rights,” he said by phone from Colorado.
“Doesn’t anyone have a question, if this man does this carefully? he added. “Why did he leave a bloody knife in the basement? Is it because the bloody knife has nothing to do with this, and his loss?”
He added: “There are things that cannot be added at this time.”
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Sealed by attorney the affidavit and other documents related to Walshe’s most recent charges. Eytan stated that even the public prosecutors do not have all the information related to the alleged crime. He said he thought there were “holes” in the current prosecution.
“I think this case will be won in court, not in the media, which has already tried and convicted Mr. Walshe.”
“I am not saying that he is innocent and that he is not responsible, but I am asking him to stop making hasty decisions,” he said. “When they rush in, and they charge someone with murder two weeks after the day someone went missing, it’s quick without a body.”
After Wednesday’s arraignment, Walshe’s attorney, Tracy Miner, released a statement to the media in which she wrote: “It’s easy to charge a crime and it’s even easier to say a crime. people who committed that crime. It’s something more difficult to prove. So, we’ll see if the prosecution can do it.”
Miner, a longtime defense attorney, said he would not comment on the allegations because he planned to “try this matter in court and not of advertising”. He said prosecutors did not give him “any evidence.”
“I think this matter will be won in court, not in the media, where Mr. Walshe,” he added.
Walshe, who was previously convicted of selling fake Andy Warhol art, spoke only once during the trial, when the judge asked him if he understood the charges against him. yes. He replied, “I believe.” The day 9 Feb.
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Ana Walshe, a Tishman Speyer real estate manager, was originally scheduled to leave for Washington, DC, on January 3, but said there was an emergency that required her to fly there earlier than planned. expected.
It’s his company reported missing to the police on January 4, after which, according to Brian Walshe’s lawyer, he contacted the company to ask where Ana was.
Investigators later found blood in the Walshe’s Volvo and DNA belonging to Anna and Brian Walshe on a Tyvek suit and slippers found in trash bags that officials accused Brian of to throw away. Garbage bags, some of which also contained blood, allegedly carried towels, wipes, gloves, a Prada bag, carpet, cleaning supplies, Ana Walshe’s COVID-19 vaccination card, a hacksaw and a necklace which is believed to be the person’s own. woman.
And someone matching Walshe’s description was allegedly seen throwing away trash bags at an apartment building where the trash was retrieved and set on fire.
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Eytan acknowledged that finding Ana Walshe’s belongings in the trash that Brian allegedly saw was “disturbing,” but he said that lawyers “don’t know what they don’t know. ”
The Massachusetts attorney, Nate Amendola, emphasized that there is no direct connection between Brian Walshe and the death of his wife.
“This is a really neat situation,” he told Fox News Digital. “There is no direct evidence because no one saw him killed. And there is no physical body. And there is absolutely no physical evidence, other than blood and some personal items.”
According to Amendola, the details of Google searches could be “problematic” for Walshe, but only if they become real. accepted in court.
“You can bet he’s going to fight hard on that,” he said, referring to Miner. “How do we know it’s Brian? … That’s the whole point of this. You have to prove it. And that’s a problem for them.”
He alleges that a man matching Walshe’s description had a garbage bag in an apartment in Abington, Massachusetts. Beland described how the man was carrying a garbage bag that “looked heavy” as he dragged it into the dumpster.
But Amendola questioned the certainty behind whether Walshe was really the person seen in the photos. He also asked how the prosecutors could prove the contents of the bags, because those things were later burned.
“This is a proven problem,” he said. “How did you know it was him and… what’s in those bags?”
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He added: “I think this is going to be a difficult case for the prosecution.”
Fox News Digital’s Adam Sabes contributed to this report.