Frazee trial: Krystal Lee Kenney to be sentenced next month


TELLER COUNTY, Colo. — Krystal Lee Kenney, the key witness in the murder trial of Patrick Frazee, will be sentenced next month.

Kenney appeared in Teller County court for a review hearing Monday morning. At the hearing, her sentencing date was set for January 28 at 9 a.m.

In court Monday, Kenney didn’t say a word to the judge or to anyone. Her attorney asked the judge about a video she wanted to share during the sentencing phase so people wouldn’t have to travel from Idaho to testify for Kenney. The judge said she would need to show him and the people the video weeks before airing it in court at the sentencing.

Kenney, who said in court that she now uses the name Krystal Lee, previously pled guilty to tampering with evidence. As part of the plea deal, she agreed to testify against Frazee.

In her testimony, Kenney said she was Frazee’s mistress, and she drove from Idaho to help clean up the crime scene after Frazee killed Berreth. She also admitted that Frazee had instructed her on three separate occasions to kill Berreth too, but Kenney said she couldn’t go through with it.

Frazee was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 156 years.

When she is sentenced, Kenney faces up to three years behind bars.

The Berreth Family will likely call in to hear the sentencing for Kenney which is expected to last at least two hours. The Berreth’s have said they have yet to see any remorse from Kenney and that she was an active participant in the crime, “all she didn’t do was swing the bat.”

A neighbor of Berreth in Woodland Park wants the maximum sentence for Kenney.

“”I hope she has to do every day of three years and I hope that somehow they could tap some more time onto it, but I don’t think they can but it’s mind-blowing to me that she hasn’t served a single day yet and confessed to such horrible things and being apart of it and could have stopped Kelsey Berreth’s death,” Nikki Dalton said.

The neighbor added that it’s hard to comprehend that someone would be apart of something so evil.

“I don’t know why she made such a bad choice over a guy,” Dalton added. “She’s ruined her life and a bunch of other people’s lives, why would a person who looks like they have it together make such a bad choice.”

Dalton has lived in Woodland Park for 10 years and said nothing like this has ever happened.

“It’s brought an aspect of fear a little bit, we live in a small little cozy community and to hear such a horrific gross attack on a human on a holiday day at that you know on Thanksgiving and it’s been hard, it’s made us all sad,” Dalton explained.

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