The woman who helped clean up the crime scene after Kelsey Berreth’s murder has been sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the murder of the young Colorado mother, the Denver Post reports.
Krystal Kenney, who had been in an on-again, off-again relationship with Berreth’s fiance Patrick Frazee, had pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence in a deal that spared her a harsher punishment in exchange for her testimony against Frazee.
Kenney testified at his murder trial that she helped clean up the crime scene after Frazee bludgeoned Berreth to death in her Woodland Park townhouse on Thanksgiving Day 2018. She also said that Frazee had asked her on three separate occasions in the months before Berreth’s murder to kill Berreth herself, and that she considered it.
The sentence handed down on Tuesday was the maximum allowable according to the terms of the plea deal.
According to the Denver Post, Berreth’s parents submitted a letter that was read aloud in court on Tuesday, arguing for the maximum sentence and criticizing the lenient terms of the plea agreement.
“She shouldn’t have received the plea deal that she did,” Darrell and Cheryl Berreth reportedly wrote in the letter.
“She was an active participant in the murder. The only thing she didn’t do was swing the bat.”
Berreth’s body was never found, and Kenney testified that she helped Frazee burn evidence at his ranch in Florissant, and that she believes Berreth’s remains were burned there.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Frazee filed a notice to appeal his conviction earlier this month.
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