Patrick Frazee arraignment postponed as investigators continue to test evidence

Crime

The arraignment for the man accused of killing Woodland Park mother Kelsey Berreth has been continued until May. 

Patrick Frazee appeared in Teller County court Friday morning for a criminal arraignment. In the hearing, Frazee’s attorney argued that some DNA testing has not yet been completed, and asked for a continuation of the arraignment. Prosecutors also said there are a number of items that still need to undergo forensic testing.

“We are still waiting for some testing to be done with some of the evidence, and we’d like more of the testing done before we hold an arraignment,” District Attorney Dan May said.

The arraignment was continued to May 24 at 8:30 a.m. 

Frazee is charged with murder in connection with Berreth’s disappearance.

There’s no word yet if prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

It’s obviously a huge decision for any DA’s office, meeting with victims family and the defense and things like that, again, but under Colorado law those decisions aren’t made until after arraignment,” May said.

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