A jury has been selected at the murder trial for Patrick Frazee, the Colorado father and rancher who is accused of murdering Kelsey Berreth, the mother of his dauther, on Thanksgiving Day last year.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, jury selection began on Monday and was expected to last at least until Thursday. KKTV reports that the jury selection was finalized on Friday. The 16 person jury is made up of nine women and seven men, and the alternates are two men and two women.
The Denver Channel noted that Frazee’s demeanor appeared different than in previous court appearances. No longer required to wear a jail jumpsuit, Frazee was reportedly dressed in a blue-and white-striped button down shirt. And while he had previously kept his head down in the courtroom, Frazee reportedly stayed alert and attentive as potential jurors were being questioned, leaning in to hear them speak.
Opening statements were expected to begin at 2 p.m. Mountain Time. A KOAA reporter noted earlier Friday that a judge’s decorum order meant that no cameras or live reporting, including via Twitter, were permitted in the courtroom. The judge has also reportedly prohibited a sketch artist.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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