TELLER COUNTY — The woman made a plea deal with prosecutors to put Patrick Frazee behind bars for the murder of Kelsey Berreth was denied parole at a hearing Wednesday.
Krystal Kenney was eligible for review by the Parole Board for discretionary parole but was denied after her hearing. She is eligible to go before the board again at this time next year during her annual parole application hearing.
She was sentenced to three years in prison back in January, the maximum sentence for tampering with evidence, after providing prosecutors all the essential information on how Frazee killed Berreth — beating her to death with a baseball bat while she was blindfolded with a sweater to sniff candles. She also admitted to helping Frazee clean up the crime scene but said she intentionally left evidence for investigators to find.
Kenney was under consideration at the end of March, just two months into her sentence, to be placed out of prison into a community corrections program or halfway house, but that request was rejected in June.
The 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office described those two months of her sentence in the Department of Corrections as "outrageously, dishearteningly distorted" when it comes to Colorado's sentencing.
Kenney, the only person prosecutors needed to piece Berreth's murder together, made a plea deal to put Frazee behind bars for the murder of Berreth. He was sentenced to the maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 156 years, plus five years with parole for solicitation.
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