When an Idaho nurse involved in the disappearance of Colorado mom and pilot Kelsey Berreth appeared in court on Friday, she admitted that she knew she was aiding a murder.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Krystal Lee Kenney pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence in Teller County Court on Friday morning, in a plea agreement that means she will testify against Patrick Frazee, who was arrested in December and charged with murdering Berreth, the mother of his 1-year-old daughter.
KOAA reports that Kenney submitted a statement to the court admitting to her role in the presumed murder, and 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May re-read the statement to reporters gathered at the courthouse after the hearing.
The statement reads in part:
“I learned that Patrick Frazee had committed a homicide on approximately Nov. 22 in Teller County. I knew that law enforcement would be investigating that crime. I moved the victim’s cell phone with the intent to impair the phone’s availability in the investigation. I had no right or authority to move the victim’s cell phone that occurred between Nov. 24 and Nov. 25, 2018 in Teller County.”
It is not known yet specifically how or where the cell phone was moved, but Berreth’s phone reportedly pinged near a cell tower in Gooding, Idaho, on November 25, three days after the 29-year-old woman was last seen in Woodland Park, Colorado, where she lived, on Thanksgiving Day.
According to the report, Kenney will not be remanded into custody at this time, and she will not be sentenced until after Frazee’s murder trial. As part of her plea agreement, the 32-year-old divorced mother is prohibited from speaking to the media.
Kenney is due back in court on June 24.