Brian Walshe Held Without Bail On Murder Charges

Quincy District Court, where Brian Walshe was arraigned on murder charges Wednesday morning. Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Listing off internet search after internet search, prosecutors painted a damning picture of Cohasset's Brian Walshe during his arraignment Wednesday morning.

Walshe is charged with the murder of his wife, missing woman Ana Walshe, who hasn't been seen since New Year's.

During Walshe's arraignment, prosecutors pointed to numerous Google searches they say he made in the hours after his wife's disappearance. "Can you be charged with murder without a body?" one allegedly read.

Prosecutors said other searches included "Can you throw away body parts," "How long does DNA last," and "Dismemberment and the best ways to dispose of a body."

Other evidence presented by the prosecution included possessions which had Ana's blood on them, found in trash bags from a dumpster at Walshe's mother's house. Investigators say they also found a pair of boots and a purse, consistent with what Ana was last seen wearing.

Walshe's defense attorney, Tracy Miner, said her client was being tried in the court of public opinion. "It is easy to charge a crime and even easier to say a person committed that crime. It is a much more difficult thing to prove it, which we will see if the prosecution can do," she said in a statement.

Walshe had looked up the best states to get divorced in before New Years, according to prosecutors. They think Walshe killed his wife, and dismembered her body.

He was ordered held without bail and is due back in court on February 9th.

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