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Prosecutors oppose Krystal Kenney's request to move to halfway house

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 14:10:22-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Krystal Kenney is under consideration to be placed out of prison into a community corrections program or halfway house, according to the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

In January, Kenney was sentenced to three years in prison, the maximum sentence for tampering with evidence, after she made a plea deal with prosecutors to put Patrick Frazee behind bars for the murder of Kelsey Berreth.

Kenney received the maximum sentence followed by one year of mandatory parole after the judge said what she did was "cold, calculating and cruel."

The DA's Office describes the consideration of having Kenney serve just two months of her sentence in the Department of Corrections as "outrageously, dishearteningly distorted" when it comes to Colorado's sentencing.

"When Judge Scott Sells handed down a three year prison sentence he said what she did was 'cold, calculating and cruel' and that if he sentenced her to probation it would minimize the depravity of her actions. We believe that sending her to a halfway house would do just that," a letter penned by District Attorney Dan May and Senior Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Viehman stated.

"That is abhorrent for the crime and her participation in it," the letter says.

To learn about community corrections and halfway house in Colorado, click here.