Cheating dad ‘beat blindfolded fiance to death with baseball bat then burnt body in front of mistress’

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A CHEATING dad beat his blindfolded fiancée to death with a baseball bat and then burned her body in front of his mistress, a court heart.

Patrick Frazee, 32, allegedly unleashed the savage attack on Kelsey Berreth on November 22.

Patrick Frazee allegedly beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat
Patrick Frazee allegedly beat his fiancee to death with a baseball bat
Kelsey Berreth's body has never been found
Kelsey Berreth’s body has never been found
Teller County Sheriff's Office

Colorado police said he blindfolded Berreth, 29, near Woodpark, a town 73 miles south of Denver, Colorado.

He reportedly then asked the mum of his one-year-old daughter to guess the scent of the candle before bludgeoning her to death with the bat in an extended beating.

Frazee had Thanksgiving dinner with his family only hours after the attack, a court heard.

Prosecutors allege he left his daughter Kaylee in the care of his mother before coming back to cover his tracks after dinner.

He then reportedly phoned his mistress Krystal Jean Lee and demanded she help clean up the crime scene.

Law enforcement official Gregg Slater testified in court that the accused told Lee: “You have a mess to clean up.”

BODY WAS NEVER FOUND

Slater said Lee arrived at the scene bringing with her a box of latex, gloves, a white suit, booties, bleach, two trash bags and a hair net.

Slater said that Frazee allegedly asked Lee to kill Berreth on three different occasions.

Lee, who claims she was acting out of fear for her own life, is reported to have driven 13 hours to get to Frazee from Idaho to Colorado.

Police claim Berreth’s body was burned along with the baseball bat on a pile of haystacks.

The flight instructor was reported missing and the police launched an urgent search for her.

Her remains have never been found.

Frazee was arrested a few weeks after her disappearance when Lee started giving evidence against him.

She took police to an area of land that had traces of accelerant and visible burn marks.

Frazee tried to convince Lee to murder the mum numerous times before she went missing, local authorities claim.

FEARING FOR HER LIFE

One of those times was an attempt to poison Berreth with a coffee and the court also heard Frazee asked Lee to beat her to death with a bat and then a pipe.

In all three scenarios, Lee couldn’t go through with it.

Lee took Berreth’s phone and drove to another county to try and lure cops into thinking she ran away from home.

Frazee then disposed of his fiancee’s gun to make police believe she took her own life.

Michelle Stein, a friend of the victim, claimed Lee took part in the alleged crime because she feared for her and two children’s lives.

She told CBS: “I will just tell you Krystal was very, very scared. Krystal is a level headed, kind, fun-loving, happy-go-lucky person.

“She’s a tough cowgirl. She was absolutely scared and extremely upset.

“She did tell me that she’s never seen that kind of evil in anybody.”


Frazee has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and three counts of solicitation to commit murder

His plea hearing is on April 8.

Lee pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence and will be sentenced at a later date.

The 29-year-old was initially reported missing
The 29-year-old was initially reported missing
Teller County Sheriff's Office
Krystal Jean Lee pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence
Krystal Jean Lee pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence
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Lee leaving the court house, she will be sentenced at a later date
Lee leaving the court house, she will be sentenced at a later date
AP:Associated Press
Berreth and Frazee have a one-year-old daughter together named
Berreth and Frazee have a one-year-old daughter together named Kaylee
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Frazee has been charged with two counts of first degree murder
Frazee has been charged with two counts of first degree murder
AP:Associated Press

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