Frazee trial: Krystal Lee recounts Kelsey Berreth’s last words

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (KUSA) – Krystal Lee’s four-hour testimony in Colorado courtroom Wednesday ended with what she said were the last words ever spoken by a 29-year-old woman she had only met once.

“She said ‘please stop,’” Lee said from the witness stand, fighting back tears.

Lee was talking about Kelsey Berreth, a Woodland Park mom and flight instructor who hasn’t been seen alive since November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day. Lee herself has not been charged with Berreth’s death; instead, she said she was recounting the words of Patrick Frazee.

Frazee is standing trial for first-degree murder, attempt to commit first-degree murder, and tampering with a deceased human body for his alleged role in Berreth’s death. Berreth was Frazee’s fiancee and the mother of his young child, but prosecutors allege that Lee was his mistress, a woman with whom he had rekindled a complicated relationship that had spanned more than a decade of their lives.

During her testimony, Lee described how what began as a blossoming romance with a cowboy she met at the Teller County fair ended allegedly with driving from Idaho to Woodland Park to clean up a bloody crime scene inside of a young mother’s condo and disposing of that woman’s cellphone hundreds of miles away.

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