Disturbing update in Ana Walshe murder case, with attorney revealing how ‘murderer husband Brian’ got away with it
ANA Walshe’s husband, Brian Walshe, reportedly got away with his wife’s murder as Ana’s body is still nowhere to be found, a former lawyer revealed.
Brian, 46, has been accused of killing his wife Ana, 39, who was last seen on January 1.
The husband was charged in the Massachusetts mother-of-three’s death just two weeks after she was reported missing, and without a key piece of evidence – Ana’s body.
Although police may not have Ana’s body, they had enough evidence to charge Brian, including a hacksaw and video footage of the husband reportedly buying cleaning supplies.
The husband, who pleaded not guilty, also allegedly googled “how long someone is missing to inherit” on the day Ana disappeared.
On the day of her disappearance, investigators said Brian had been researching alarming topics such as “can you be charged with murder without a body” and “how to prevent a body from decomposing.”
However, former Washington, DC prosecutor Thomas “Tad” DiBiase told the New York Post that without discovering Ana’s body, prosecutors would be at a disadvantage.
“If you don’t have a body, you don’t have the best piece of evidence in a murder case,” DiBiase told the outlet.
Without the victim’s body, there is an “extra challenge” in court, he said.
He explained that prosecutors not only have to prove that the accused committed the crime, but that the victim is actually dead.
“[Without a body] You have to present enough evidence to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that not only is the person dead, but that the person sitting there in court is whoever did it,” he said.
“If you don’t have the body, you don’t know exactly when the person was murdered, you may not know how they were murdered, you don’t know where [they were killed].”
Retired Police Lieutenant Lisa Dadio, MS, MSW supported DiBiase’s claims.
“The body itself is a mini crime scene and can provide a lot of physical evidence in a case,” Dadio told the Post.
“Most of the time, when a body is recovered, a coroner or coroner can determine the cause and manner of death, which directly relates to the charges against a person.”
However, DiBiase claims there is still hope of a conviction.
According to his research, homicides without a person have an 86 percent conviction rate, compared to a 70 percent conviction rate for all homicides as a whole.
Without Ana’s body, prosecutors must rely on other physical and circumstantial evidence to win the case.
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