Patrick Frazee of Colorado was found guilty on Monday of murdering his fiancée Kelsey Berreth.
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) November 18, 2019
Krystal Lee, the defendant’s ex-girlfriend, said he tried to recruit her to kill Berreth, the mother of his child. That didn’t happen. In the end, he killed the victim, and got Lee to help cover it up.
Lee testified that Frazee told her that he beat Berreth to death with a baseball bat, according to NBC News. The victim’s last words: “Please stop.”
The witness testified that she spent four hours cleaning up Berreth’s home, the murder scene. She said she left some blood behind hoping investigators would find it. Lee, formerly known as Krystal Lee Kenney, pleaded guilty for her admitted role in covering up the crime, and is scheduled to be sentenced after Frazee’s trial.
Frazee was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutors did not pursue the death penalty.
Patrick Frazee leaves court under heavy security and a sentence of life without parole plus 156 years for murder of Kelsey Berreth. pic.twitter.com/HooV1eVz4O
— Rick Sallinger (@ricksallinger) November 18, 2019
A blood spatter expert testified that Berreth was apparently struck with the bat at least 10 times.
A prosecution blood spatter expert just testified that the amount of blood reportedly found in Kelsey Berreth’s condo suggests it may have taken 10 to 15 blows from a baseball bat to kill her. #PatrickFrazee is on trial for her murder. .Jury may get the case later today. @ABC
— Clayton Sandell (@Clayton_Sandell) November 15, 2019
Berreth’s body has yet to be found.
Note: Updated with the sentence.
[Mugshot via Teller County Sheriff’s Office]