Dramatic police testimony: Woman says Berreth’s fiance beat her to death with a bat
Dramatic testimony today in Colorado as a murder case moves forward against the fiance of a woman who disappeared Thanksgiving Day. Today, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent Greg Slater told a court that Patrick Frazee’s mistress said he beat his fiancee, Kelsey Berreth, to death with a baseball bat on Thanksgiving Day then called her to help clean up blood at the flight instructor’s home.
Slater testified today that Krystal Jean Lee Kenney described the scene inside Kelsey’s Berreth’s home as “horrific.” Kenney told police she brought gloves, a protective body suit and trash bags from her home in Idaho at Patrick Frazee’s request.
Kenney has pleaded guilty to helping hide evidence during the investigation into Berreth’s disappearance and told police that she was in a romantic relationship with Frazee.
Agent Slater said Kenney also told police that Frazee claimed his fiancee, Kelsey Berreth, abused the couple’s 1-year-old daughter. Slater said there is no evidence of abuse.
Kenney said Frazee suggested that Kenney drug a coffee and give it to Berreth.
Police said Kenney admitted going to Berreth’s home to give her a coffee in September. She told police she did not tamper with that drink.
Berreth’s sudden disappearance bewildered the flight instructor’s family and drew national media attention.
Berreth’s fiance, Patrick Frazee, 32, faces murder and solicitation to commit murder in the 29-year-old’s death. He has not entered a plea. Berreth has not been found. Colorado prosecutors also added new charges accusing Frazee of tampering with a deceased body and two charges of committing a crime of violence, which would let the state request a harsher penalty on conviction.
A Woodland Park Police commander testified today that cellphone data showed Berreth’s and Frazee’s phones were in the same location after Nov. 22, the date Frazee told police he last saw Berreth.
Police also revealed more new information during today’s court hearing.
They say a search of Berreth’s initially found no evidence of foul play but they later discovered traces of her blood.
Police searched Berreth’s Woodland Park, Colorado, home after she was reported missing Dec. 2 and found no evidence inside the home. But several days later, Berreth’s parents reported finding blood in the bathroom.
Tests later determined blood found on the toilet, the exterior of the bath tub, a trash can, electrical outlet, door hinges and a towel rack belongs to Berreth.
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