The Idaho nurse Patrick Frazee was reportedly having an affair with while engaged to Kelsey Berreth, the mother of his child, has agreed to testify against him.
Frazee is currently on trial for the alleged murder of 29-year-old Berreth.
As Dearly previously reported, Berreth was last seen on November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day. The last person to see her alive was Frazee when they met up to exchange their 1-year-old daughter.
It wasn’t until three days later, on November 25, that Berreth’s mother called the police to ask for a welfare check. Berreth was nowhere to be found.
Shortly after Berreth went missing, her employer received a text from her cellphone saying that she would be needing a week off of work. Police pinged the 29-year-old’s phone in Idaho, 700 miles away from her Colorado home.
Authorities believe the phone was in the Idaho nurse’s possession. According to previous reports, Krystal Jean Lee Kenney, 32, has known Frazee for years.
She has since pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and, according to ABC 6, she also agreed to testify against Frazee.
During the hours-long testimony on February 19, Colorado Bureau of Investigation Agent Gregg Slater told the judge that Kenney claimed she and Frazee were involved in a romantic relationship and that he often talked about killing Berreth.
Kenney told authorities that Frazee would often get upset with Berreth when she wouldn’t do as he instructed her to do.
Kenney claimed that Frazee discussed multiple ways he could take Berreth’s life, including poisoning her coffee or striking her in the head with a metal bar or bat.
Ultimately, Kenney alleged that Frazee “convinced Berreth to wrap a sweater around her head and guess the scent of various candles then beat her to death with a baseball bat and stashed her body on a ranch.”
Frazee then reportedly called Kenney and demanded that she come to Colorado because she “got a mess to clean up.”
She described the scene as “horrific.”
Kenney continued to testify that she watched at Frazee burned Berreth’s body and the bat he used on his property.
The mother of one’s remains still have not been found.
Kenney said she followed through with Frazee’s plan because she feared for her own life.
Frazee still has not made a plea. However, the judge listening to Kenney’s testimony decided that there is enough evidence for Frazee to stand trial.
Frazee is expected in court on April 8.