Patrick Frazee beat his fiancee so hard with a baseball bat that he dislodged her teeth from her skull according to the Application and Affidavit for Arrest Warrant that was released to the public on Wednesday.
That filing was obtained by DailyMail.com, and confirms many of the events that were detailed during the preliminary hearing one day prior.
It also states that Frazee left the murder scene untouched for two days, refusing to clean the blood from Kelsey Berreth’s home and instead making his mistress Krystal Lee Kenney scrub the floors and search for the young mother’s missing teeth.
After Krystal was finished, she and Frazee watched Berreth’s body burn together on his farm according to the court filing.
That filing also reveals that Frazee and Berreth’s 14-month-old daughter was in her playpen in the next room while her father allegedly killed her mother.
A judge on Tuesday ruled that Frazee would stand trial for the murder of Berreth, and he is set to be formally arraigned on April 8 as he now faces eight charges in total.
Commander Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department wrote in the affidavit that Frazee’s mistress Krystal Lee Kenney provided details of the crime after she was approached by agents from both the Federal and Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
‘Frazee used a baseball bat to kill Berreth in the living room of [her] residence on November 22nd of November 2018,’ states the filing.
‘Frazee had tied something around Berreth’s eyes, and was having her guess the scents of different candles.
‘While she was blindfolded and distracted, he hit her with the bat, causing her death.’
It goes on to state: ‘Frazee was concerned he left a tooth behind in the residence, because when he hit her in the face with the bat, it presumably caused several of her teeth to be dislodged.’
Krystal told police that she later found the tooth and disposed of it while cleaning the crime scene.
In the two days between Frazee killing Berreth and burning her remains, he had been keeping the body in a black tote hidden away on the Nash Ranch according to Krystal.
Gregg Slater testified in court on Tuesday that Frazee killed Berreth on Thanksgiving and then called his mistress Krystal Lee Kenney, telling her that ‘she had a mess to clean up’.
Krystal then drove 13 hours overnight from Idaho to Colorado, where she cleaned Berreth’s blood-soaked house for four hours, it is claimed.
Frazee meanwhile left the murder scene to have Thanksgiving dinner with his family and then allegedly returned to collect Berreth’s body and burn it on a pile of haystacks at a nearby farm said Slater.
Prior to that, Frazee had asked Krystal to kill Berreth four times, and she almost carried out those orders on two occasions, said Slater.
The first time was in September, when she befriended Berreth by pretending to be a neighbor and then gave the woman a drug-laced beverage from Starbucks, it is claimed.
Frazee then asked her to bludgeon Berreth with a bat and beat her to death with a pipe, which Krystal told agents she almost did, backing out when she arrived at Berreth’s home and saw she was not alone, the court heard.
Krystal had been in Reno on the fourth occasion and could not book a ticket to fly in to Colorado, said Slater.
Slater said that the mistress did all this because she feared for her life and the lives of her two children.
Krystal did not carry out Frazee’s final order either, according to Slater, opting to leave two patches of blood as evidence in the house for authorities to find when they searched for evidence.
She then went to eat at a nearby Sonic.
Frazee was also hit with three additional charges for the alleged murder of Berreth – one for tampering with evidence and two for a crime of violence – bringing his total count now to eight.
Prosecutors started off the day by showing video of Frazee leaving Berreth’s house at 1:30pm with their daughter and then returning alone at 3:30pm on the day she went missing.
That video was taken from a neighbor’s surveillance camera.
He would later tell authorities he and Berreth had split up, claiming she texted him on November 25 and said: ‘Do you even love me?’
That text was sent by Krystal.
The head of the Woodland Park Police testified on Tuesday that when Frazee called Berreth’s phone the day after she went missing, both cells pinged at the same exact spot.
That continued until November 25, at which point the cell began to move westward towards Idaho, at the same time Krystal took the cell to dispose of the evidence.
Slater said Krystal told agents she had purposely pinged towers along the way by turning on the cell from time-to-time.
She also said that she had disposed of Berreth’s gun by giving it to a friend, and tried to avoid detection by driving a friend’s car during the trip.
Frazee had wanted to give the appearance that Berreth had killed herself, according to Krystal.
Authorities got their big break when Krystal took authorities to the location that Frazee allegedly burned the evidence, where they found a burn mark and traces of accelerant.
Slater also said that Frazee and Krystal had been in a relationship since March of last year, confirming the story that DailyMail.com broke last month.
Krystal was not aware that Frazee had a fiancee or a daughter however until July.
Slater also testified that Krystal was told by Frazee that Berreth was a drug addict and abused their daughter.
The day kicked off with prosecutors calling Frazee’s mother Sheila to the stand as a surprise witness.
Lawyer Dan May said that Sheila knew where Kaylee was at the time of her mother’s murder and had information about someone arriving at the house on Thanksgiving since she lives with her son.
Sheila pleaded the Fifth however, and after doing so the judge sided with her attorney and said she did not have to testify, excusing her from the court proceedings.
It was also revealed later in the day that Frazee is estranged from his older brother.
Frazee’s mother is not completely off the hook however, and could still be called to testify if the judge changes his mind and sides with the prosecution later Tuesday or Wednesday.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail – Chris Spargo