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Patrick Frazee's attorneys expected to place some blame on his former girlfriend

Posted at 12:21 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 13:24:53-04

TELLER COUNTY — Patrick Frazee's attorneys have filed his list of defenses and witnesses for his murder trail, which starts in October. Despite not naming an alternate suspect by Monday's deadline, court documents filed by Frazee's attorneys say they still plan to put part of the blame on Krystal Kenney, an Idaho nurse who was dating Frazee.

Kelsey Berreth was last seen alive in late November as she was shopping at a grocery store in Woodland Park. Prosecutors allege Frazee used a baseball bat to beat his fiancee to death inside her Woodland Park townhome in later 2018. Kenney told police Frazee had her drive down, clean up the scene and assist in destroying evidence.

Kenney admitted to taking Berreth's cell phone to deliver a ping off a tower in Idaho in an attempt to deceive police.

She plead guilty to a tampering charge in February. As part of a plea deal, Kenney agreed to testify against Frazee but will not be allowed to speak to the media and will be required to cooperate in all related cases. The tampering charge is a class 6 felony.

Kenney will not be sentenced until the end of Frazee’s trial. A possible sentence ranges anywhere from probation to 18 months in prison. If the judge decides there was an aggravating factor in the case, sentencing guidelines extend to a possible sentence of 3 years in prison.

Frazee was arrested on Dec. 21 and faces eight total counts, including two counts of first-degree murder.