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District Attorney explains Patrick Frazee appeal

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jan 28, 2020

TELLER COUNTY — District Attorney Dan May spoke Tuesday about Patrick Frazee's appeal of his conviction.

Frazee was convicted for the murder of Kelsey Berreth and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 156 years.

May said that under Colorado law, every First Degree Murder conviction gets an automatic appeal. He added that the process could take a few years and he does not believe the odds are in Frazee's favor.

"After it is an automatic appeal to the court of appeals, theoretically he could then ask the Colorado Supreme Court to review the case. That is not automatic, that's up to them if they want to review it. If he loses his first appeal, each appeal after that the odds become much much less," May said.

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