Longmont Man Arrested on Charges of Murdering Wife in Thailand
Jason Mathew Balzer joins a recent list of Colorado husbands arrested for murdering their wives; Baker's alleged crime happened in Thailand.
Just the other day, Barry Morphew was arrested on charges of murder in the disappearance of his wife, Suzzane, now Thailand police have arrested Jason Balzer on the same charges after finding her body.
In the statement, Balzer said that he'd stabbed his wife after she tried to chase him out of the house. The stab wound was fatal, so he put her body into a barrel and then traveled three miles out of town to bury the barrel.
Balzer has what some might call a 'history of violence' as 9News and the Greeley Tribute report that Balzer was in court in 2019 on attempted murder charges, but the witness wouldn't testify, so he was able to plead guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced with probation for two years.
In 2019, the couple had been married for two years, after marrying here in the U.S. in 2017. Balzer, in his statement, said that the woman had 'saved him.' So, basically, he was involved in this alleged attempted murder in Boulder County, then met this woman from Thailand and 'turned over a new leaf.'
But then, comes an arrest in 2020 with another man while caught transporting 72 guns a car. This guy seems to have had issues for a while.
Balzer's wife was also three months pregnant when she was murdered. He could be looking at the death penalty.
Get more on Balzer and his current charges in Thailand from 9News HERE.
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