CRIPPLE CREEK – Patrick Frazee and Kelsey Berreth’s daughter will remain in the custody of Berreth’s parents for now, a judge decided Thursday.
Court spokesperson Rob McCallum tweeted the next custody hearing is set for June 13, meaning the judge’s decision to keep the child in the custody of Cheryl and Darrell Berreth was not permanent.
Patrick Frazee appeared in court for the hearing at the Teller County courthouse in Cripple Creek. Berreth’s parents, Frazee, Frazee’s mother and Frazee’s sister also attended the hearing.
Members of the media were kicked out of the hearing at the beginning to protect the privacy of the child.
Thursday’s hearing marked Patrick Frazee’s first court appearance in several weeks. He will also appear in court Friday for arraignment in his criminal trial. Barring an unexpected event, Frazee is expected to enter a plea during Friday’s proceedings. We will have complete coverage, and we’re told cameras will be allowed in court Friday.
Frazee is accused of murdering Berreth on Thanksgiving last year at her home in Woodland Park. He’s also accused of trying to have his girlfriend, Krystal Kenney, kill Berreth multiple times over the course of several months.
Berreth’s body has still not been found. Woodland Park police said they are entering their 45th day in the search of the Midway Landfill for her remains. So far, they have not said if they have found any evidence in their search.