Patrick Frazee, the man accused of murdering missing Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth, will appear in court on Monday morning.
KKTV 11 reports that Frazee is likely to hear formal charges against him at 8:30 in Teller County Court. He was arrested on December 21 on suspicion of first-degree murder and solicitation for murder. Frazee and Berreth, 29, are engaged and share a 1-year-old daughter, but did not live together. Frazee is believed to be the last person to see Berreth on Thanksgiving Day.
At a news conference announcing Frazee’s arrest, authorities said they believe a crime took place in Berreth’s home.
A judge is also expected to rule Monday on the defense team’s request for a gag order that will limit pre-trial media coverage of the murder case.
According to KOAA reporter Sam Kraemer, Frazee may enter a plea at Monday’s hearing.
This is an arraignment heading. The court will read Frazee’s charges aloud to him & likely decide on a number of motions, including limiting pre-trial publicity. Frazee could also enter a plea. No word yet if he will do so. #PatrickFrazee #KelseyBerreth @KOAA
— Sam Kraemer (@SamKraemerTV) December 31, 2018
Investigators have not yet found Berreth’s body, but as of last week were working with law enforcement in Triple Falls, Idaho, where authorities said evidence had been discovered. Three days after she went missing, Berreth’s cell phone pinged outside of Gooding, Idaho, about 40 miles from Triple Falls.
Stay with CrimeOnline as we provide ongoing coverage of Frazee’s court appearance.