ANA Walshe’s husband, Brian Walshe, reportedly could get away with his wife’s murder as Ana’s body is still nowhere to be found, a former lawyer has revealed.
Ana Walshe’s husband Brian reportedly could get away with his wife’s murder, a former lawyer has revealed[/caption]
Brian Walshe has been accused of killing his wife, even though her body hasn’t been found[/caption]
The husband, who pleaded not guilty, also allegedly Googled “how long for someone to be missing to inherit,” the day Ana disappeared.
On the day of her disappearance, investigators say that Brian researched alarming topics like “can you be charged with murder without a body” and “how to stop a body from decomposing.”
“When 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 “added layer of challenge” in court, DiBiase said.
He explained that prosecutors not only have to prove that the defendant committed the crime, but that the victim is actually dead.
“[Without a body] you have to show enough evidence to make a juror believe beyond a reasonable doubt not only is the person dead, but that the person sitting there in court is the one who did it,” he said.
“When you don’t have the body, you don’t know exactly when the person was murdered, you might not know how they were murdered, you don’t know where [they were killed].”
Retired police lieutenant, Lisa Dadio, M.S., MSW, backed up DiBiase’s claims.
“The body itself is a mini-crime scene and can yield a lot of physical evidence in a case,” Dadio told The Post.
“When a body is recovered, most times a medical examiner or coroner can determine cause and manner of death, which is directly related to the charges against an individual.”
However, DiBiase claims there is still hope of a conviction.
According to his research, no-body murder cases have an 86 percent conviction rate, compared to the 70 percent conviction rate of all murder cases as a whole.
Without Ana’s body, prosecutors will have to rely on other physical and circumstantial evidence to win the case.
Mom-of-three, Ana Walshe, was last seen on New Year’s Day[/caption]