A woman was battered to death, and later, her body was burned down by her fiancee near Cripple Creek in Colorado. Now the man responsible for the death of the woman has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The 33-year-old Patrick Frazee is a Colorado rancher who was convicted of killing his wife with a baseball bat and burning her body in an attempt to remove the evidence received an additional 156 years in prison after he refused the death penalty. Judge Scott Sells, who sentenced Patrick, told him that his actions were vicious and senseless. The body of the victim was never found.
The victim was the 29-year-old flight instructor, Kelsey Berreth, and a mother to a one-year-old child shared with Patrick Frazee. The mother was deliberately killed at her home. The reports claimed that the woman was last seen in a grocery store with her infant daughter. The grocery store recorded her presence during Thanksgiving in 2018.
This chilling murder was concluded with the help of a former nurse Krystal Lee who had known the culprit for years. The nurse from Hansen, Idaho, testified that she had helped Frazee to clean up the place where he murdered his fiance. Lee was frequently approached by Frazee with a request to kill Kelsey Berreth, and she reportedly took Kelsey’s cell phone to Idaho as per Frazee’s request to confuse investigators. Frazee and Berreth’s child was in the storage room, while Frazee killed Berreth.
The reports also claimed that the culprit, Frazee asked his inmate Jacob Bentley to kill Lee, her relatives, and the lead investigators who are working on this horrible murder. A man also claimed that the accused once told him that he got away to kill Berreth and escape the law.