The brother of Patrick Frazee, a Colorado policeman, testified that his brother arrived for hours at the Thanksgiving dinner – on the same day the fiancée disappeared from Frazee.
Sean Frazee, with the Sand Creek Division of the Colorado Springs Police Department, also said during his brother's murder trial on Tuesday that he didn't think much about the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth because he didn't know her very well.
The officer was one of the 11 witnesses who were called to the gallery at Teller County courthouse on Tuesday and provided insight into the brother's tense relationship.
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Sean Frazee, with the Colorado Springs police, testified Tuesday that Patrick Frazee (photo) was two hours late for the Thanksgiving dinner on the day his fiance disappeared
& # 39; I don't know we did it badly, we just haven't been around, & # 39; said Sean Frazee according to the Denver Post.
On Thanksgiving, Sean said that he arrived at the Florissant farm of the family around 2:30 pm for Thanksgiving. His brother did not arrive until about 5 p.m., about two hours after the family started eating.
The officer said he didn't think much about Kelsey Berreth's disappearance because he didn't know her very well
Patrick told his brother that he and Berreth had divorced each other before. Sean learned on December 3, 2018 that the woman was missing after his brother told him that Berreth & # 39; s mother had reported her missing.
& # 39; He explained to me that her grandmother was sick and that she might have visited her sick grandmother, & # 39; said Sean Frazee,
Sean added that he was concerned that Berreth was missing, but added that he didn't really know her.
& # 39; We really prayed that she would be found healthy and alive somewhere, & # 39; he added.
Prosecutors also tried to make connections with the financial misery of Frazee as a possible motive, with the fourth judicial prosecutor Dan May declaring that they would become a problem in the case & # 39 ;.
From October 2017 to July 2018, Frazee would have paid $ 700 in monthly child benefits to Berreth. He would also be late with a $ 72,000 loan.
Sean also told authorities about his brother's conflict over a $ 400,000 estate that was abandoned by their father, who died in 2018.
During his testimony, Sean was able to make eye contact with his brother.
Patrick told his brother that he and Berreth had divorced each other before. Sean learned on December 3, 2018 that the woman was missing after his brother told him that Berreth & # 39; s mother had reported her as missing
Frazee pleaded not guilty of first-degree murder at Berreth's death.
The mother-of-one was last seen nearly a year ago with the couple's daughter near her home in Woodland Park, a mountain community of 7,500 people about two hours south of Denver. Various searches, including one at a landfill, yielded no sign of hers.
In their opening statements, prosecutors stated that Frazee was a liar and a cheater who spread false information about Kelsey for months, including claims that she had burned their newborn daughter Kaylee.
Prosecutors have not offered Frazee a motive to kill Berreth, but her parents claim in an unlawful death proceeding that they believe he wanted full custody of the couple's toddler daughter. The child stayed with them while the criminal case continues.
Frazee pleaded not guilty of first-degree murder at Berreth's death
Krystal Kenney – the mistress of Frazee – has already admitted that she has cleaned up the crime scene, making her crucial to the state's case against Frazee
Frazee would be sentenced to life imprisonment without conditional release if he is convicted of first-degree murder.
Krystal Kenney – the mistress of Frazee – has already admitted that she has cleaned up the crime scene, making her crucial to the state's case against Frazee.
He is accused of two counts of murder in the first degree, three counts of request for murder in the first degree, one count of tampering with a deceased human body and two counts of a crime of violence for the death of Berreth.
The process could go in a number of directions, given that there is no body, no murder weapon, and the star witness admits she tried to kill the victim – multiple times.
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