COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Documents have been released in the Patrick Frazee case, the man accused of murdering his fiance Kelsey Berreth last Thanksgiving who is now on trial for murder.
Frazee faces a max sentence of life in prison after the District Attorney’s office did not file to pursue the death penalty.
At a motion hearing Friday, a judge will be asked to consider several questions, including about jury selection and if Frazee’s lawyer must disclose whether they’re going to try to pin the blame on someone else.
Criminal Defense lawyer, Pat Mika, says they might be thinking of Krystal Kenney, the woman who told police that Frazee killed Berreth.
“They’ve given that person a deal,” says Mika. “We know that that individual was found with evidence connecting her to the crime scene. We also know that she came in and sanitized the crime scene.”
A month after Berreth went missing, investigators from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation pulled evidence out of her apartment.
In February after Frazee’s preliminary hearing, Jennifer Viehman, with the District Attorney’s Office said Kenney described the scene as horrific. “There’s blood everywhere. There’re bloody footprints everywhere,” Kenney had said.
Days later, investigators arrested Frazee on his property after they’d conducted a massive search there.
While he’s avoided cameras, there’s no doubt that thousands have watched this story unfold.
Now Mika says his defense might be worried they won’t be able to find enough jury members who’ve yet to form an opinion.
“A fair and impartial jury is the cornerstone to a fair trial in our system,” Mike explains.
His trial is scheduled to being in late October.