UPDATE: Idaho woman in missing-mom case facing felony count of tampering with evidence
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IDAHO FALLS–A Twin Falls woman is facing one felony count of tampering with physical evidence in connection to the case of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth.
According to a tweet from the Colorado 4th District attorney, Krystal Jean Kenney Lee will appear in the Teller Court Friday at 8:30 a.m. for an advisement hearing on those charges.
Under Colorado law, tampering with physical evidence is a class 6 felony and punishable with one year to 18 months in prison and a fine of $1,000 to $100,000.
Details of Lee’s case are still sealed. It remains unclear if she is in custody.
IDAHO FALLS — A Twin Falls woman is expected to plead guilty to at least one charge in connection to the case of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, according to ABC News.
The network reports that 32-year-old Krystal Lee is scheduled to appear in a Colorado courtroom and enter a plea agreement with prosecutors. The information comes from two of Lee’s relatives who spoke anonymously because the deal hasn’t been publicly announced. Family members told ABC News that Lee has been cooperating with investigators, who have been looking into allegations Lee may have disposed of evidence.
Berreth was last seen on surveillance cameras at a grocery store in Woodland Park, Colorado on Nov. 22 at 12:27 p.m. On Nov. 25, Berreth’s cell phone was pinged near Gooding at 5:13 p.m – over 800 miles from her home in Colorado.
Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder along with three counts solicitation to commit murder. He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday for a pre-trial conference.
Lee is a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. Hospital officials confirmed that Lee was placed on administrative leave but would not give specific details on a date or the reasons why.
It’s not yet clear what charge or charges Lee is expected to plead guilty to, or whether she’d face jail time.