The mistress of Patrick Frazee — the Colorado man accused of murdering his fiancée, Kelsey Berreth, with a baseball bat and burning her physique final year — testified Wednesday that the girl’s final words sooner than she changed into as soon as bludgeoned to death were “please stop.”
Krystal Kenney, a nurse from Idaho who’s the principle look for in Frazee’s slay trial, said at the courthouse in Teller County that the 33-year-feeble man, of Florissant, manipulated her, and outlined how she indirectly helped tidy up the mess made after Berreth died final Thanksgiving.
Berreth, 29, changed into as soon as final seen nearly a year ago reach her house, around two hours south of Denver, with the daughter she shares with Frazee. Her physique has never been found, despite several searches, and Frazee has pleaded now not guilty to first-stage slay in her death.
Krystal Kenney testified in Teller County, Colorado, court docket on Wednesday that Patrick Frazee killed his fiancée, Kelsey Berreth.
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Beneath a plea settlement, Kenney has pleaded guilty to evidence tampering for shifting Berreth’s cell phone. She agreed to testify in opposition to Frazee under a plea settlement, and on Wednesday spent six hours describing their 13-year relationship — which incorporated a pregnancy that Kenney says she changed into as soon as forced to abort.
“He went from being somebody who I cherished and cared for and is one among my most interesting chums,” she said in court docket, constant with The Denver Put up. “He said his slight lady changed into as soon as being abused. I perceive it changed into as soon as execrable, but I didn’t know what to total and I didn’t kind the apt selections.”
Kenney met Frazee in 2006. The 2 dated on-and-off, and saved in touch. Kenney claims Frazee pulled her a long way off from a family of her have, and in 2016, she grew to turn into pregnant with his slight one. She aborted the slight one — she claims Frazee steered her “I assume you’re quite one killer otherwise you’re now not” — and later realized about Berreth and the daughter she had with Frazee.
“My jaw honest about hit the floor,” Kenney said, claiming that when she confronted Frazee, he said Berreth changed into as soon as an unstable alcoholic who abused their daughter. Finally in October 2018, when Kenney watched the girl, she said Frazee scolded her for every slight thing.
In step with Kenney, Berreth’s final words to Frazee were “please stop.”
“That’s after I had the idea that Kelsey doubtlessly wasn’t doing something else execrable,” Kenney said. “She honest couldn’t end something else apt.”
Frazee saved telling Kenney she wanted to abet him “capture care of the sphere,” Kenney testified. She said she knew this meant killing Berreth. He allegedly plotted several strategies of how Kenney could per chance execute Berreth, one among them being with a poisoned caramel macchiato. Kenney said she would capture a weapon to wherever Berreth changed into as soon as but never followed by.
On Thanksgiving 2018, Kenney said she received a call from Frazee telling her she “had a huge amount to tidy up” in Colorado. She drove 12 hours with cleaning provides in her automobile, and said she didn’t reflect mighty else. When she received to Berreth’s condo, she said there changed into as soon as dried blood keeping the partitions, and the house changed into as soon as covered in bloody footprints.
“I didn’t know that he changed into as soon as able to that,” Kenney steered the court docket. “I didn’t know that he changed into as soon as able to what took place, and I didn’t end something else to prevent it.”
Frazee has pleaded now not guilty to first-stage slay in Berreth’s death.
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Kenney and Frazee spent 12 hours cleaning the condo and destroying evidence, she said. Kenney claimed they took a container that had Berreth’s physique inner and burned it.
Frazee’s mistress took Berreth’s phone from the condo and drove it to Idaho, the place it pinged a cell phone tower. She changed into as soon as found by law enforcement, and first and necessary lied to the FBI, but eventually agreed to cooperate.
On the quest for stand, she said Frazee steered her Berreth’s final words were “please stop.”
The Associated Press contributed to this anecdote.