ANA Walshe’s husband Brian Walshe could get away with murdering his wife because Ana’s body is still missing, a former lawyer has revealed.
The husband, who pleaded not guilty, also reportedly Googled “how long for someone to miss inheriting,” the day Ana disappeared.
On the day of his disappearance, investigators say Brian has researched such alarming topics as “can one be charged with murder without a body” and “how to keep 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 “extra layer of challenge” in to researchsaid DiBiase.
He explained that prosecutors must not only prove that the accused committed the crime, but that the victim is actually dead.
“[Without a body] you have to show enough evidence to make the juror believe beyond a reasonable doubt that not only is the person dead, but the person sitting in court is the one who did,” he said.
“When you don’t have the body, you don’t know exactly when the person was murdered, maybe you don’t 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.
“When a body is found, most of the time a medical examiner or coroner can determine the cause and manner of death, which directly relates to the charges against an individual.”
However, DiBiase says there is still hope for a conviction.
According to his research, murder cases without a body have an 86% conviction rate, compared to 70% for all murder cases.
Without Ana’s body, prosecutors will have to rely on other physical and circumstantial evidence to win the case.