The jury selection in the Patrick Frazee murder process is almost complete and on Friday morning 12 jury members and four deputies are chosen from a pool of 91 people to participate in the three-week trial.
Then, later in the day, the process starts with opening statements, to which each party is assigned an hour on Friday afternoon.
Cheryl and Clint Berreth will then be the first two witnesses to take a stand for the persecution – the mother and brother of Kelsey.
It will be the first time that the defense explains how they intend to discredit Frazee & mistress Krystal Kenney – the state's star witness – before testifying that he killed his former fiancé.
Frazees former girlfriend who has become a mistress has already admitted that she has cleaned up the murder scene, helped to work with the authorities and is the only eyewitness of the alleged murder and cover up, 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.
In the meantime, the judge in the case has ruled that photography, cameras & even a sketch artist will be banned from the trial.
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Green day: Jury selection for the Patrick Frazee killing process has entered its final phase, and on Friday 12 jury members and four deputies will be selected from a pool of 91 people (Frazee above in April)
Face to face: the opening statements are then set to start Friday afternoon, but no video cameras, photographers or sketch artists are allowed in court (Krystal Kenney above)
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.
Frazees former girlfriend who became a mistress also admitted that she had cleaned up the murder scene, helped operate with authorities and is the only eyewitness to the alleged murder and cover up, making her crucial to the state's case against Frazee.
In the meantime, the defendant only intends to call two witnesses to the stand, both investigators for the position of defender.
Frazee does not call on his mother to testify and it does not seem that he will defend his defense.
It is not surprising that Frazee wanted to remain silent, because he earlier asked that remarks he made to an official the day after Christmas were deleted.
& # 39; On December 26, 2018, Mr. Frazee, who was detained in Teller County prison, was visited by a staff member from the Department of Human Services, Mary Longmire, & # 39; explains that motion.
& # 39; Madam. Longmire arrived at 3:00 am but was told that she could not meet Mr Frazee at that time because Mr Frazee was talking to members of the Public Defenders Office. Without consulting Mr Frazee's lawyer, Mrs Longmire returned that evening at 7 p.m. to give Mr Frazee a notification of the provisional protection procedure. & # 39;
It went on: & # 39; Mr. Frazee was instructed to sign the form and ensure the release of documentation from the Teller County Department of Social Services. & # 39;
The court rejected that request.
The arrest warrant states that Frazee then left the murder scene untouched for two days, refused to clean the blood of Berreth & # 39; s house and instead let Kenney scrub the floors and look for the missing teeth of the young mother.
After Krystal finished, she and Frazee saw Berreth & # 39; s body burn together on his farm, according to the court.
That file also reveals that the 17-month-old daughter of Frazee and Berreth was in her box in the next room, while her father allegedly killed her mother.
Commander Chris Adams of the Woodland Park Police Department wrote in the statement that Kenney provided details of the crime after being approached by agents from both the Federal and Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
Killed, family: the defense will probably outline how they intend to discredit Frazee & mistress Krystal Kenney, the star witness of the state
& # 39; Frazee used a baseball bat to kill Berreth in the living room of (her) residence on November 22, 2018, & # 39; thus the submission.
& # 39; Frazee had tied something around Berreth's eyes and made her guess the scents of different candles.
& While she was blindfolded and distracted, he hit her with the bat and caused her to die. & # 39;
It also says: & # 39; Frazee was worried that he had left a tooth in the house, because when he hit her with the bat in the face, several of her teeth were probably loosened. & # 39;
Krystal told the police that she had later found the tooth and thrown it away while cleaning the crime scene.
In the two days that Frazee murdered Berreth and burned her remains, he had hidden the body in a black bag at the Nash Ranch, according to Krystal.
Gregg Slater testified earlier this year that Frazee killed Murreth on Thanksgiving and then called Kenney with the message that & # 39; she had a mess to clean up & # 39 ;.
Krystal then drove from Idaho to Colorado for 13 hours & night, where she cleaned Berreth & # 39; s blood-soaked house for four hours, it is claimed.
Meanwhile, Frazee left the murder scene to eat Thanksgiving with his family and then reportedly returned to collect Berreth's body and burn it on a pile of haystacks in a nearby farm, Slater said.
Before that, Frazee had asked Krystal to kill Berreth four times, and she executed those orders almost twice, Slater said.
The first time was in September when she became friends with Berreth by pretending to be a neighbor and then giving the woman a drug-soaked drink from Starbucks.
Frazee then asked her to bat Berreth with a bat and beat her to death with a pipe, which Krystal told agents she almost did, withdrawing when she arrived at Berreth's house and saw that she was not alone, the court heard.
Krystal had been to Reno for the fourth time and couldn't book a ticket to fly to Colorado, Slater said.
Slater said the mistress did all of this because she feared for her life and the lives of her two children.
According to Slater, Krystal also did not carry out Frazee's final assignment, and chose to leave two blood stains in the house as evidence for authorities to find when they searched for evidence.
She then went to dinner at a nearby Sonic.
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