Skip to Content
Top Stories
Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

What spectators thought while watching the Patrick Frazee trial

frazee court

After two weeks of trial and nearly 80 witnesses called to the stand, Patrick Frazee was convicted of killing his fiancee Kelsey Berreth.

In the galley inside the Teller County Courthouse, some of Berreth's family always sat front row. Directly behind them were the members of the public who took days off work to watch.

Dawn Siep was one of those who watched as Krystal Lee, Frazee's accomplice and ex-girlfriend, took the stand.

"I believe her. Do I feel sorry for her? No, she could have saved Kelsey but I believe her story," Siep said.

Lee served as the star witness for prosecutors, detailing how Berreth died and how Frazee burned her body on his property in Florrisant, Colorado.

Prosecutor Jennifer Viehman told the media after Frazee's sentencing, "It was information we didn't have. We didn't know how Kelsey died. We knew something terrible happened to her."

In the two weeks Frazee sat at the defense table, his expression rarely changed. When the guilty verdict was read, his shoulders were hunched, but his stone-face stayed the same.

Beth Reed, another prosecutor on the team said she believes Frazee had, "an inability to feel empathy with other people. I've never seen him be anything but the emotionless state he's demonstrated in this trial."

Siep noticed the same thing.

"He has no concern for other human life," she said.

Ultimately, her reason for coming was to show support for the Berreth family.

"This is something within our community. It's affected all of our communities around here. It's just heartbreaking."

Frazee was sentenced to life in prison without parole plus 156 years.

Crime / Local / Local News / News / Video

Krystal Story

Krystal is a reporter for KRDO. Learn more about Krystal here.

Skip to content