Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancee, Kelsey Berreth, may indicate someone else was behind her death when he strands trial this fall, newly released court documents suggest.
A P-15 form, or a “Proposed Order to Endorse Alternate Suspect,” was filed on July 25 in Teller County District Court in the case of “People of the State of Colorado v. Patrick Frazee.”
Frazee was charged Dec. 31 with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder in the death of Berreth, who was last seen alive on Thanksgiving.
Authorities said Frazee used a baseball bat to fatally beat the mother of his little girl to death inside her home and then burned her body on a pyre of gasoline-soaked wood at his ranch.
Frazee is also accused of asking his former girlfriend, Krystal Lee Kenney, to kill Berreth on three separate occasions.
Kenney has denied any involvement in Bereth's killing said Frazee took matters into his own hands after being unable to convince her to act on the plot. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Kenney admitted to helping him clean up the bloody crime scene and recalled watching Frazee burn Berreth’s body.
Kenney also noted Frazee told her he obscured Berreth’s vision by telling her to wrap a sweater around her head and guess the scent of candles before he began the fatal attack, officials said.
Kenney pleaded guilty on Feb. 8 to tampering with evidence for moving Berreth’s cellphone after she went missing. She is cooperating with prosecutors and is required to testify against Frazee at his trial as part of her plea agreement.
The court document filed by Frazee’s defense does not mention whom he could potentially blame for Berreth’s killing. Frazee’s trial is expected to begin Oct. 28. His attorneys have requested a jury pool of about 300 people due to the publicity of the case.
Berreth’s remains have not been found.
The couple's young daughter is under the care of her parents.