The preliminary hearing in the murder trial of killer fiance Patrick Frazee revealed a number of new details about the case on Tuesday.
Nothing was more shocking however than the testimony of Agent Gregg Slater with the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
He testified that blood matching that of Berreth’s covered almost every surface of the young mother’s bathroom, but had been carefully cleaned prior to the date that police and the CBI searched the residence for the first time.
Agents were alerted to the blood by Cheryl Berreth, the victim’s mother, who noticed a few specs in the bathroom as well as a mat that was missing from the home.
Even more shocking however was Slater’s testimony regarding Krystal Lee Kenney, and what she had told agents.
At the request of Frazee, Krystal befriended Berreth by pretending to be her neighbor, and then went to her home to poison her with a drug-laced Starbucks drink.
She even went to Berreth’s home on September 23 and gave her that coffee, but Berreth did not drink the beverage – which Ktystal said was not poisoned at the time.
Slater said that at this time, Krystal had been told by Frazee that Berreth was a drug addict who abused their child.
Up the ante: Patrick Frazee (above in December) was charged with one count of tampering with evidence and two counts for committing a crime of violence on Tuesday
Scene: Video played in court on Tuesday shows him entering Kelsey Berreth’s home (above) by himself on the day she went missing
Last seen: He then called her phone for three days, which pinged in the same exact location as his own according to police (Berreth above in surveillance footage on day she went missing)
Frazee was also hit with three additional charges for the alleged murder of Kelsey Berreth – one for tampering with evidence and two for a crime of violence – bringing his total count now to eight.
The most damning piece of evidence in the case however may be the video that was shown of Frazee leaving Berreth’s house at 1:30pm with their daughter and then returning alone at 3:30pm on the day she went missing.
He would later tell authorities he and Berreth had split up, claiming she texted him on November 25 and said: ‘Do you even love me?’
The head of the Woodland Park Police testified on Tuesday that when Frazee called Berreth’s phone the day after she went missing, both cells pinged at the same exact spot.
That continued until November 25, at which point the cell began to move westward towards Idaho, at the same time that Krystal Lee Kenney is believed to have taken the cell to dispose of the evidence.
The day kicked off with prosecutors calling Frazee’s mother Sheila to the stand as a surprise witness.
Lawyer Dan May said that Sheila knew where Kaylee was at the time of her mother’s murder and had information about someone arriving at the house on Thanksgiving since she lives with her son.
Sheila plead the Fifth however, and after doing so the judge sided with hr attorney and said she did not have to testify, excusing her from the court proceedings.
It was also revealed later in the day that Frazee is estranged from his older brother.
A close friend of Krystal’s said last week that she only disposed of Berreth’s cell phone because she feared for her life.
‘She had very, very good reasoning for whatever it is she may or may not have done,’ said a very emotional Michelle Stein on CBS This Morning.
When pressed for further detail she added: ‘I can’t really comment completely, but fear. And legitimate fear.’
Stein was then asked if Krystal feared that Frazee might murder her next, to which she replied: ‘Yes, that’s what I believe, yes.’
She also noted that Krystal had once said ‘that she’s never seen that kind of evil in anybody’ when speaking about Frazee.
One topic Stein would not address is whether or not Krystal and Frazee had been having an affair at the time of Berreth’s death.
She did say that the two previously had a relationship after they met 15 years ago, while also suggesting that Krystal might not have even been aware that she was having an affair if the two had recently been together.
That is because Kelsey was unaware that Frazee was engaged or had a child, according to Stein.
Stein also explained why Krystal would have helped Frazee if this was the case, saying that he was a ‘dangerous person.’
When asked if Krystal had ever stated that she was fearful of Frazee, Stein replied: ‘She did tell me that she’s never seen that kind of evil in anybody.’
That is why she agreed to not only dispose of Berreth’s phone, but also make texts to her employer and Frazee from the cell.
Victim: It as also revealed that Krystal did not know that Frazee was engaged or had a child until very recently, according to Stein
‘I will just tell you Krystal was very, very scared,’ said Stein.
‘Krystal is a level headed, kind, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky person. She’s a tough cowgirl. She was absolutely scared and extremely upset.’
At this point in the interview Stein begn to cry a bit while thinking about her friend.
‘She had very, very good reasoning for whatever it is she may or may not have done,’ said Stein.
One thing she did not do however was participate in the actual murder.
‘I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever,’ said Stein on that subject.
Stein was not asked and did not address, however, when Krystal learned about the planned murder, with court documents suggesting it may have been as early as September.
Krystal broke down in tears as she confessed to destroying Berreth’s cell phone after learning that the young mother, 29, had been murdered by her fiance.
While agreeing to testify against Frazee at his murder trial, the former nurse, 32, told the judge that she learned about the homicide of November 22.
She will be sentenced after Frazee’s trial for her own involvement after pleading guilty to one felony count of tampering with evidence.
Krystal did not provide any additional information as to how she destroyed the cell phone while in court.
‘I learned that Patrick Frazee has committed a homicide on approximately Nov. 22, 2018 in Teller County. I knew that law enforcement would be investigating that crime,’ said Krystal on Friday, reading from a prepared statement.
‘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.’
Berreth’s body has still not been found.
Scared: She also noted that Krystal had once said ‘that she’s never seen that kind of evil in anybody’ when speaking about Frazee (mugshots above)
Target: Stein was then asked if Krystal feared that Frazee might murder her next, to which she replied: ‘Yes, that’s what I believe, yes’ (Krystal leaving court on Friday)
Shackled: Frazee has been accused of murdering his fiancee Berreth, and Krystal has agreed to testify against him in court (Frazee leaving court in December)
Two individuals who worked with Krystal said that she and Frazee had been in a romantic relationship for months.
DailyMail.com spoke with two people who know the nurse professionally, and they both said that they had been told that Frazee was having an affair with Krystal.
Krystal divorced her husband a few years back and has two children.
Neither of those individuals knew exactly when the relationship started, but they believed it could have been as early as 2016 – prior to the birth of Frazee’s daughter with Berreth.
That would have been the second time the pair dated after an earlier romance as teens.
One of the the people DailyMail.com spoke with also said that Krystal was in Colorado around Thanksgiving.
That would explain how Frazee was able to get the cell phone to Idaho while never leaving the state.
It was reported back in December that police in Idaho had discovered information pertaining to the missing mom’s cell phone.
The Twin Falls Police Department revealed that officers from the force played a role in the investigation by obtaining search warrants and examining evidence in the case.
Berreth’s cell phone pinged off a tower in Gooding, Idaho, on November 25, three days after she went missing and around the same time her employer received a text stating that she would not be in for work that week. The location it pinged is about 800 miles from where Berreth was last seen.
The complaint that was filed in the case states that Frazee plotted the murder of Berreth with at least one other individual in the three months before she went missing.