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Krystal Lee to be sentenced in January for role in Kelsey Berreth’s death

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Krystal Lee points out where blood was splattered in Kelsey Berreth's townhome

Two weeks ago, Patrick Frazee was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison; but Monday, his accomplice, Krystal Lee, was back in the courtroom.

She was the prosecution's star witness, detailing how Frazee killed Kelsey Berreth, and later burned her body to get rid of the evidence.

Monday, her sentencing was scheduled for 9 a.m. on January 28 in Cripple Creek.

Lee says she drove to Colorado from Idaho two days after Thanksgiving 2018, then she picked up Berreth's keys from Frazee's ranch in Florissant and later to Berreth's apartment where she cleaned up blood all over the Woodland Park townhome.

Body camera footage shows Lee taking investigators through Berreth's home, explaining where she cleaned up.

She said, "when I first walked in I saw blood all over the floor, I saw blood up the wall, all over this wall."

Lee admitted to dressing in a white suit, and using bleach to clean up the mess, leaving behind minuscule droplets, she says were clues for detectives to find.

Video later shows Lee pointing out the spot where Frazee burned Berreth's body in a rusted out trough, topped with wooden pallets and scrap metal.

She pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with evidence for taking Berreth phone and destroying it on her ranch in Idaho.

The felony comes with a maximum sentence of three years in prison, and a minimum of probation time.

Several witnesses are expected to testify on behalf of Lee. In the meantime, she'll undergo a pre-sentence investigation report with probation officers.

Krystal Story

Krystal is a reporter for KRDO.

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