TELLER COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A man accused of killing the mother of his own child appeared in court on Friday for a motion hearing. Patrick Frazee is facing charges for the murder of his fiancee Kelsey Berreth.
Berreth went missing this past Thanksgiving from Woodland Park. Prosecutors believe Frazee blindfolded Berreth under the guise of guessing the scent of candles, then beat her to death with a baseball bat. Berreth's remains have not been found.
A woman associated with Frazee, Krystal Kenney who is also known as Krystal Lee, testified under oath on Feb. 8 that Frazee admitted to Kenney that he had murdered Kelsey on or about Nov. 22.
Attorneys from both sides went before a judge on Friday as they prepare for the upcoming trial scheduled for late October. The judge gave the defense until mid-September to come up with a suspect, other than Frazee, who killed Berreth.
"We filed a standard motion that we file in almost every case," 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May explained. "Asking if there is an alternative suspect. The judge did set an earlier deadline on that than is normally called for so that parties can have a hearing on whether it's justified or not."
The judge granted a protection order for all potential jurors, meaning the list of potential jurors would only be made available to the attorneys, their investigators and the court clerks.
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