Prosecutors at a preliminary hearing in the Kelsey Berreth murder case appear to suspect that Krystal Lee Kenney, the Idaho nurse who pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence, was in Colorado on the day Berreth went missing.
KOAA reporter Sam Kraemer is in the courtroom at the Tuesday morning hearing, and wrote in a series of updates on Twitter that Teller County District Attorney Dan May put defendant Patrick Frazee’s mother Sheila Frazee on the stand to question her about a possible visit from a defendant, presumably Kenney, on Thanksgiving Day. Frazee lived with his mother in Florissant at the time of Berreth’s disappearance and presumed murder, while Berreth lived about 15 miles away in Woodland Park. The parents shared custody of their 1-year-old daughter Kaylee.
According to the courtroom updates on Twitter, Sheila Frazee invoked the Fifth Amendment, refusing to answer questions.
— Sam Kraemer (@SamKraemerTV) February 19, 2019
Kenney, a divorced mother and nurse in Twin Falls, Idaho, this month, pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence in the Berreth murder case. She said in statement to the court that she moved Berreth’s cell phone sometime between November 24 and November 25, the weekend following Thanksgiving. Kenney also reportedly said she was aware that Frazee had committed a murder on November 22.
It is not clear if Kenney is in the courtroom for Tuesday’s hearing.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.