TELLER COUNTY — Patrick Frazee is accused of first-degree murder for the death of his fiancée, Kelsey Berreth, despite investigators never recovering her body.
She was last seen alive on surveillance video inside the Woodland Park Safeway on Thanskgiving 2018.
Frazee's trial is well underway with the court hearing testimonies from investigators, Berreth's family, Frazee's secret girlfriend Krystal Kenney and more. Click here to visit our Frazee Trial section on our site.
Woodland Park Police have not found Berreth's remains. Berreth, 29, is presumed dead after prosecutors said Frazee, 33, her fiancé, beat her to death on Thanksgiving 2018.
In December of last year, Patrick Frazee was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder.
We will be updating this timeline with information from each testimony as the trial continues.
He faces eight total charges — two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of solicitation to commit first-degree murder, one count of tampering with a deceased human body and two counts of a crime of violence — for the presumed murder of Kelsey Berreth on Thanksgiving 2018. Click here to see the criminal complaint and arrest affidavit.
Based on opening statements, prosecutors plan to describe Frazee as a man who manipulated his fiancee, his girlfriend, his family, and those around him to get what he wanted. He's accused of asking his girlfriend, Krystal Kenney, to kill Berreth by using the argument that she was an unfit, abusive mother, and that their child would be safer with him.
On Frazee's behalf, the defense is arguing he is not the person who carried out this killing, citing how Kenney made a deal with authorities early in the case to avoid serious charges.
The entire case is expected to wrap up before Thanksgiving week.
Visit our Frazee Trial section of the site for complete coverage
Breaking down the case against Patrick Frazee for the murder of Kelsey Berreth
Kenney primed for key witness role in Frazee murder trial
Berreths seek justice; Frazee supporters optimistic ahead of trial
Patrick Frazee arrested for first-degree murder in Kelsey Berreth case
Warrants reveal cell phone evidence in Frazee case
Arrest affidavit released in case against Patrick Frazee
Drone video shows area where investigators searched Frazee property
All public documents in the Patrick Frazee case
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