Investigators are revealing new details in the role Patrick Frazee’s girlfriend played in the disappearance of missing mom Kelsey Berreth.
In testimony Tuesday from Frazee’s preliminary hearing, CBI Agent Greg Slater testified that Krystal Lee Kenney once brought Berreth a Starbucks drink claiming to be a neighbor after Frazee had suggested she drug the drink, according to KUSA.
Frazee had allegedly told Kenney that Berreth was a “terrible mother” who had drug and alcohol problems and had physically abused their daughter.
Slater testified that Kenney would later tell investigators that Frazee had “wanted Krystal to get rid of Kelsey” and even offered a possible avenue to target the flight instructor: a poisoned caramel macchiato.
Frazee had allegedly wanted her to lace the Starbucks drink with Ambien and other drugs she would have access to as a nurse, Slater said, according to KOAA.
Kenney later claimed to investigators that Frazee allegedly provided her with a picture of Berreth and his fiance’s address to carry out the devious plan.
Kenney admitted to bringing a Starbucks drink to Berreth in September, but told authorities she had not put any drugs in it.
She had allegedly knocked on the door and pretended to be a neighbor thanking Berreth for returning her dogs. While Berreth accepted the coffee, she reportedly never drank it, KUSA reports.
Kenney told Slater that she hadn’t drugged the drink because she didn’t want to hurt the young mom. She later apologized to Frazee for failing to carry out the attack and he told her she’d “have another chance,” Slater testified Tuesday.
Kenney told investigators that initially she didn’t know about Berreth or the child Berreth and Frazee shared together, when they began their romantic relationship in March 2018.
She discovered the relationship in July when a former boss told her Frazee had a daughter with another woman, but Kenney claimed she never confronted Frazee about the relationship until August.
Kenney allegedly brought a t-shirt and some toys for Frazee’s daughter, Kaylee during the August visit.
Kenney pleaded guilty earlier this month to felony tampering with evidence after admitting she took Berreth’s cell phone to Idaho to try to interfere with the investigation into Berreth’s disappearance.
Testimony in the preliminary hearing is expected to continue Tuesday afternoon.
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