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READ FOR YOURSELF: Arrest affidavit released in case against Patrick Frazee

Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 20, 2019

WOODLAND PARK – The arrest affidavit for Partick Frazee is now available from the 4th Judicial District as part of the Kelsey Berreth murder investigation.

A judge ruled on Tuesday there is enough evidence to move forward to trial after hearing hours of testimony from investigators. No cameras were allowed in the courtroom, but we heard from investigators who say Patrick Frazee tried at least four different times to have his former lover Krystal Kenney kill Berreth before he finally did it himself.

The District Attorney’s Office is pursuing 8 counts against Patrick Frazee:

  • Murder in the First Degree
  • Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree
  • Murder in the First Degree
  • Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree
  • Solicitation to Commit Murder in the First Degree
  • Tampering with a Deceased Human Body
  • Crime of Violence
  • Crime of Violence


Krystal Kenney took a deal earlier this month on a charge of tampering related to the disposal of Berreth’s cell phone in Idaho after the killing. She faces a maximum of three years in prison.

During the hearing and during the press conference that followed there were many questions about why Kenney is not facing more serious charges. District Attorney Dan May was quite clear in stating investigators would not know as much as they do know without the cooperation of Kenney.

The affidavit states Kenney backed out several times when approached about killing Berreth herself, as early as October, by poisoning her coffee, attacking her with a steel rod, and attacking her with a baseball bat.

As you may recall, the last time anyone saw Kelsey Berreth alive was on November 22, 2018 at the Safeway in Woodland Park as she went shopping with her 1-year-old daughter. According to the arrest affidavit for Frazee, he was seen three hours later at the local Walmart with a baby carrier believed to be holding their child. Police believe the couple had arranged an exchange for Frazee to take the child for the rest of the day.


According to investigators, someone matching Frazee’s description was later seen on surveillance video entering the front door of Berreth’s home on the same day.

According to Kenney, Frazee tied a sweater as a blindfold over Berreth’s face and had her guess the scent of candles. While blindfolded in the living room of her townhome, Kenney said Frazee then hit her in the back of the head with a baseball bat, killing her. At this time, the couple’s 1-year-old daughter Kaylee was in a back bedroom of the home.

It is believed most of the 13 text messages exchanged between Frazee’s phone and Berreth’s phone were part of an effort to disguise the date of Berreth’s disappearance and to distance Frazee as a possible suspect.

We’ll update this story with new information that comes to light with the release of the affidavit.

READ MORE on this case from News5’s Sam Kraemer, who has followed it from the beginning, here.