Life-After-Death: Did Spirits Of Shan’ann Watts And Her Daughters Visit Mom After Their Murders? You are pregnant? She knew more than she let on, she knew he was still married. So evil of a man should not be alive. I still cannot read or hear about this case without becoming physically ill. Lust gets you no where but in prison… Why did Chris Watts murder his family? But in a five-hour follow-up interview with investigators from prison, Chris revealed the truth: After fighting with Shanann that morning about his wish to separate, Chris strangled her to death. I did, and it saved my marriage. However, Watts’s affair & obsession with former coworker Nichol Kessinger is a key component to this case. This content is imported from YouTube. Afterwards, he buried his wife in a shallow grave while putting his children in oil tanks located on the site. In it, Watts further explains his relationship with Kessinger, claiming she was his soulmate. According to Kessinger, Watts was not wearing a wedding ring when they first met. To snuff out the life of your pregnant wife and killing the baby she’s carrying, to take your 2 baby girls and strangle them and force them into oil tanks, having to break their bones to get them into the tanks. However, at the same time, complete outsiders like us have no understanding what pressures Chris might have been during the 8 year marriage and what lead to his infidelity. Ahead of the premiere of American Murder: The Family Next Door, here's what you need to know. Wasn’t she going to wonder why they don’t visit?! The nearly hour-and-a-half feature will be available to stream starting on Wednesday, September 30. Still want more information about the Chris Watts’s murder? “Even though it is highly unlikely Shanann’s parents will ever receive any of the award, this ensures that Chris can never profit from the murders through movie rights or any other way.”. Family killer Chris Watts believes he murdered his young daughters "twice", according to a woman who claims to have exchanged letters with the evil dad.. The police conducted an investigation of the Watts' home that afternoon, and even though they found no signs of foul play, they did find Shanann's car and all of her personal belongings. I think she knew more than she led the police to believe. But when Nickole tried to get in touch with Shanann just a few hours later, she couldn't get ahold of her — and after Shanann missed an ob-gyn appointment, she grew worried. So he killed his family to be with her….look where he is today…. There is no excuse in the world that he should have resorted to this but his wife , with that stupid camera and the FB nonsense 24/7 would have sent me thru the roof. Due to [what appears to be] a quick conclusion to an “open and shut” case, followers of true crime have since been banging the same drum. I am sure he is sorry for what he did. On August 21, 2018, Chris was charged with his family's murders. was involved. I’m wondering how anyone could be as stupid as he was doing this! I hope Watts suffers everyday of his life. Meanwhile, investigators from the local police department, the CBI, and the FBI had been going through Chris's phone records, which showed that he had been having an affair with one of his coworkers from Anadarko Petroleum. The 2018 murders of Shanann Watts and her two small daughters, CeCe and Bella, are the subject of a new Netflix documentary premiering next week. Endless texts to her girlfriends of how disengaged HE was……….what do you think she was while doing that?? The Watts family murders The Watts family murders, on which American Murder is based, took place in August 2018. And as for his parents and sister….. Well…. He smothered his daughters in the car. remember….innocent until proven guilty. They declared bankruptcy a couple of years before, yet when he was asked about his CURRENT finances he claims not to know much about them. Lined up among its released for September, Netflix includes 'American Murder: The Family Next Door', a documentary on the Watts family murders. I believe the mistress was mislead and may have overlooked a lot because she wanted to believe him! Watts’s affair and obsessive nature seems to have been the catalyst for this horrific crime. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. The Best True Crime Shows and Movies on Netflix, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. 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When Watts told them how the one little girl watched him kill her sister. He needs to rot in jail .. he don’t need the death penalty!!! The mistress will turn you in every time. Just sorry the whole mess came out. Seems all the signs were there that gonna end in bad tragedy from his family trying to sabotage the wedding his mom dis liked shanann. God have mercy…, Don’t get involved with men who say they are going through separations. The community of Frederick, Colorado — and the entire nation — was horrified when Chris killed his entire family in August 2018. , Read Letters from Christopher, she, that other woman told him she wanted to give him a son. My heart breaks for the families and the utter devastation they are left to suffer. On August 13, 2018, Colorado father Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. i think the kids were given something and went off to sleep, if someone was trying to hurt them like their father it wouldn’t make sense that they remained so calm. This is likely because of his affair with Kessinger. What she failed at was doing her due diligence in making sure he was telling her the truth…….translation…….if he says he is undergoing a divorce……ask to see the paperwork, or even better confirm it with his wife. Life in prison is not enough. Before Fame. As soon as you are tempted to keep anything secret from your spouse. He done this with just a month into the relationship, chose She over his beautiful family. Watts was imprisoned for killing his family on August 13, 2018. Two years after confessing, Chris Watts has given more details as to why he murdered his wife and two daughters. One final thing…… I know people have been upset that CW has photos of Shanann and the girls up in his jail cell……..maybe we can reach a compromise……..he can have all the pictures of them he wants, as long as they are autopsy photos of what he reduced his family to. Because of his crimes, Watts can’t seek parole and is serving his life sentence in a maximum-security prison in Wisconsin. As soon as you notice yourself attracted to another person. I hope he sees his daughters and wife faces every day.. makes it more clear that his relationship with Kessinger was the reason Watts killed his family. How horrible : this monster killed his family for this other woman…. However, if you were married to the wet noodle she was, you would have to be assertive or nothing would get done. He could’ve prevent by leaving/divorcing his wife, like a normal person, but he blew that up, all on his own. It is shameful to allow this psycho any semblance of a life after his heinous crimes. I don’t understand. Some have speculated that Chris & Shanann had a rocky marriage due to financial problems, as they had declared bankruptcy in 2015. Watts was ready to find an apartment with Kessigner, even though they had only been together for a month. As for his mother…….Where to start. While he claimed innocence at first, Chris Watts ultimately confessed to being the cause of death for his pregnant wife Shanann and their two children Bella & Celeste. However, because of media scrutiny, Kessinger is now nowhere to be found, possibly due to the massive exposure of the case. I do believe there is more to the reason for why he did this (not surprising for a serial liar). Under no circumstances killing family is a justified thing, there were so many other ways Chris could have achieved what he wanted. On September 15th, 2018, one month after the remains of his wife and children were recovered from CERVI 319, I posted a blog analyzing a question that members of the public were repeatedly asking: “Why wasn’t Shan’ann’s body dumped into the oil tanks as well?”. He needs to suffer!!! Ultimately, he was sentenced to five life sentences (three consecutive and two concurrent) for the murders, plus a total of 84 more years for the other crimes. So scery and tragic. I feel for the family’s involve and Mrs kessinger who is also a victim in this …just goes to show you never can tell who or what a person is actuky thinking..I hope he lives a long liveing with the guilt and pain of his lil girls voices…. The nation was horrified and captivated in 2018 when Chris Watts murdered his picture-perfect family in Frederick, CO—then scrambled to cover his tracks. According to the book, his goal was to be free with Kessinger, and even that Watts is, Going viral on social media, the case has been covered on, , multiple podcasts, and has even produced a Lifetime movie called. And why does the prison even allow such visits. On September 30, Netflix is releasing a documentary that examines the case. On August 13, 2018, Colorado father Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. By having an affair. wow, i can’t believe people’s comments. All these moving part coupled with the stress of infidelity could have lead to this irrational outcome. Ms. Kessinger is to be pitied than scorned. Was Shanann a powerhouse of a woman? This man is no man…He is a demon!!! The women that visit him in prison are just as bad. outlines a series of conversations between Watts & Cherlyn Cadle, an author who was interested in the case. Heather Finn is the content strategy editor at Good Housekeeping, where she heads up the brand's social media strategy and covers entertainment news on everything from ABC's 'The Good Doctor' to Netflix's latest true crime documentaries. He is where he should be! When people go out and make things without their input ... it does pain them. Its look like he relly loved her and the girl before. Unfortunately in a few years he would’ve moved on from her to! And it would never have gotten to being disrespected let alone killing babies. Chris Watts has been found guilty in the murder of his pregnant wife (Shanann Watts, pregnant wi... Today we Cover the Tragic Case of the Watts Family Homicide. Come November, however, Chris's story had changed again. The same day Chris Watts pled guilty, Shanann’s parents filed a civil wrongful death case against Chris. From Zero to Hero: Write Your Short in 30 days, Wahoo! "When people go out and make things without their input ... it does pain them, it does hurt them. Why trust us? The crimes were heartbreaking and senseless, and their horror was only compounded by the fact that Shanann's husband and the girls' father, Chris Watts, confessed to committing them. He even tried to force Shanann to miscarry. there needs to be a reckoning otherwise how does the family or dead get peace of mind. and he looked so normal…. watching this gave me the chills and has been on my mind ever since i watched it. Here’s our article focused on the best documentaries that have investigated the tragedy. Widely known for being one of the three victims of the Watts family murders in August 2018. Netflix's new documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door looks back at the 2018 crimes. Watts reveals his thoughts about the case and his actions. Due to heavy exposure on social media, the Watts family case went viral in August 2018. He prolly believes he was in his rights to dispose of “problems” so he could lead a new life! He pleaded guilty to multiple murder charges in … You don’t just wake up one day and do that to your family instead of simply getting a divorce like a normal person. The grisly murders happened at the couple’s home in Frederick, Colorado, on August 13, 2018. So horble. Then she posts how “he’s the best thing that EVER happened to her” and how perfect her life is. someone replie………, NK isn’t innocent and she helped with murders, blah, blah blah……what evidence does anyone have? Then throwing the sheet, from the bed, NEXT to the shallow grave. After making a plea deal, Chris Watts pled guilty in court and was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole. Shannan’s family are now left with a huge void in their lives. Did this nut actually think her mother-in-law did that on purpose? someone said NK should be pittied, rather than scoulded, then Then when he turned to her, she said “No, Daddy, no.” Then he killed her too. And he must feel sick and blame. No, it easier to plaher y a pussy-assed victim of a over bearing wife. Maybe he wanted insurance money and didn’t want to lose half of everything in divorce? In it, Watts further explains his relationship with Kessinger, claiming she was his soulmate. According to the records of multiple law-enforcement agencies and his own guilty plea, Chris Watts murdered his wife and two daughters on August 13, 2018. people should stop making arses of themselves! In August 2018, Chris Watts made a televised plea for the safe return of his missing wife, Shanann, and their two daughters, Bella and Celeste. So just becuse he fell in love? Now he is in prison with nothing. This is so terribly sad for so many people. She worked her ass off at a bunch of jobs, she built her first house, and eventually sold it for a profit. May he Rot in Peace…. RIP to Shanann and those girls and unborn baby. Investigators took a gamble and allowed him to do so, and it worked: Chris confessed to his father that he had killed his wife. I do bellieve Cindy was careless with CeCe’s allergy. What a gruesome task retrieving those baby girls in oil. I am a father and a grandfather… I cannot imagine losing my beautiful girl and my precious grandson. (For the record I don’t think Shanann was, but I do believe her MIL did). So let’s dig into some horrific trivia and facts about this case! Nearly a year later the family prevailed with Weld County judge Todd Taylor ruling that Chris owed the family $6 million. This is so sad. You watch too much TV and you also are not privy to what went on in the police investigation beyond all the media articles, documentaries and books. . The summer of 2018 should have been a joyous one for the Watts family. On Aug. 13, 2018, Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife Shanann and his two daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste. He then loaded the girls and their mother's body into his truck, drove to the oil site, and smothered the girls one by one before disposing of the three bodies. Around 2 a.m. on August 13, 2018, Shanann Watts's friend Nickole Atkinson dropped her off at her Frederick, Colorado home following a business trip they had taken together. He had incapacitated his pregnant wife at home, then drove the body and his two daughters to an oil well site. Its really a very sad story this guy murder this beautiful family i don’t understand what kind of man can do this . Not long after, investigators found Shanann, Bella, and Celeste's bodies exactly where Chris said they were: at an Anadarko Petroleum site, with Shanann's body in a shallow grave and the two girls' bodies in oil tanks. His future, explained. He even tried to force Shanann to miscarry. Although Chris had pleaded guilty to all three murders, he hadn't yet told the real story of what happened on the morning of August 13, 2018. Ask yourself why, and talk to them before it’s too late, before you do something you’ll regret. Scott Peterson all over again! Sounds like it. Did he actually think leaving her purse, cell phone, no sheets on the bed, ect. She could have stopped her affair but didnt, more to this with her than she said, like the Bulger killers she gets protection…. The wife didn’t strike me as a “you don’t love me anymore so I’m just going to go on and you’ll never hear from me again” type person. As far as his suffering everyday in prison thinking about what he’s done, is prolly not happening! Pity for all involved, specially for the loved ones from both the families who have to live with this for the rest of their lives. ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’: What it got wrong about the Chris Watts murders. Now is life is living hell. 'Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer': The creepiest Lifetime movie ever. Really tragic story. After murdering Shanann, he took the three bodies to the oil site and buried them, he said. Stop blaming the victim she loved him and that got her death. That’s crazy behavior. was that before or after the text she sent him from his parents house going on a rampage about how his (Chris) mother was trying to kill their daughter because of her allergy! Not only have they lost a daughter, they have lost two beautiful granddaughters and … To see those girls and his wife and the love they had for him. Now, Netflix has pieced together raw, firsthand footage for a new documentary that takes a closer look at the case. So the next day, Shanann and the girls were officially declared missing, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) released Endangered Missing Person alerts for them. The Watts family murders occurred on the early morning of August 13, 2018, in Frederick, Colorado, US Still not totally convinced she didn’t play a major part in this. The book Letters from Christopher outlines a series of conversations between Watts & Cherlyn Cadle, an author who was interested in the case. He then drove his dead wife and two frightened daughters to a remote oil field owned by his former employer, Anadarko, bringing his lunch, a shovel, rake, and gas can with him, the Mail reported. He his a MONSTER even thou he still says he’s not and how can his parents still support him he ain’t no man his evil killing their grandchildren I could never see him or anybody that would hurt my grandchildren their babies no matter if it would be my son I would bury him to like he did to Sharon and the baby’s girls. He was quite happy to be told what to do…….then she wouldn’t have to take ANY responsibility for any challenges they faced. Chris Watts movie: The horrific story behind the cruel murders, The cold-hearted case of Chris Watts: Here are all the latest updates. In the early morning hours of August 13, 2018, a Frederick, Colorado, man named Chris Watts brutally murdered his daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, and his wife, Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant at the time. I can’t think of a person more deserving. It is so sick and twisted it defies belief. Never ends well for anyone. Southern California freelance writer Victoria Stuewe has loved the art of cinema her entire life. Shanann’s finances were fine BEFORE HE came along. He tried to blame his wife but totally took up for the mistress. I believe strongly in forgiveness but he is not repenting. So so sad. So sad you cant change the past. I cant get it. The murders of pregnant mother of two Shanann Watts and her daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, sent shockwaves across the country in 2018. The reasons are unclear. Chris Watts’s case has gained popularity amongst true crime fanatics. In November 19, 2018, Chris Watts received three consecutive life sentences for the August 2018 deaths of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. This guy Watts looks and acts like he just do anything wrong. How did that happen? That afternoon, Chris vowed to tell police the truth if he could talk to his father first. All I can say…it all about the lust he had for nichol and she had for him…. Watts & Kessinger continued their relationship until Kessinger found out that Shanann, Bella, and Celeste were missing, at which point Kessinger went to the police. We are bankrupted……wasn’t me. So big man had to be moved out of Colorado to protect him from other inmates from hurting him … Put him in population… Woman, child, and Baby killer he deserves no mercy. While Watts did tell Kessinger about his children, and he also made it appear as if his wife was already out of the picture. This guy should be in prison for being a total idiot. But Shanann's loved ones haven't always been supportive of Hollywood's take of the horrific acts. Horrible, his family loved him. I think she believed that Shanann was over exagerating their allergies, and her daughter-in-law was a hypochondriac. However, because of media scrutiny, Kessinger is now nowhere to be found, possibly due to the massive exposure of the case. Why did murderer Chris Watts kill his pregnant wife? I know we are a civilized society, but that guy should only be a disgusting memory by now. Chris Watts has spoken out from prison to express that he wants “a normal life” for his Mistress. Shanann and the girls are survived by her parents and brother. It’s almost always a lie! True Crime: Learn about the people who froze to death on Starlight Tours, Discover the deadliest female serial killers from around the world. And I hope he has a short life . His mistress is an evil psycho, I don’t believe for one second she didn’t know he was married. ( r.i.p. How can you ever go on and live any kind of normal life. Sorry…… HE wouldn’t have to take any responsibility. Within hours of the Watts Family murders, Chris Watts was the subject of intense public scrutiny, then suspicion. but there are holes in this investigation, the shadow moving in the background when they were outside is a shape of a woman, and this person drove off, who was that and did she come from the house. A New movie was made about this murders. If you don’t believe there are MIL’s like that, I would be happy to send you mine………because she would TOTALLY do that. Do they think he will love them? Awful! Rest In Peace Shanann Bella ceecee and Nico…, the worst thing he should’ve did was run away with his mistress & leave his family behind..intact that is…the novelty of romance wears off very quickly & definitely not worth killing for,who hasn’t been attracted to someone else, but guess what ,you glance at the b**** & you move on ,the end. He will die behind bars. Either way, the guy is an idiot and this was premeditated. Like did he really think that no one would realize she and kids were missing. Baby killers usually wind up dead in super max he will eventually get what he deserves. She lied as well in her statement to police and like a coward, hid away. i think she was very much involved in this whole thing and he is still protecting her it would be worth a check to see if the kids were drugged or not. Now that would’ve been justice!!!! The girlfriend knew he had 2 daughters, how was he going to explain them vanishing, if he got away with this. A new documentary on the Watts family murders shines a spotlight on the deteriorating relationship between Colorado family annihilator Chris Watts and his wife, Shanann. He claims “I’m not a monster “ oh really? Going viral on social media, the case has been covered on Dr. Phil, The Dr. Oz Show, multiple podcasts, and has even produced a Lifetime movie called Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer. In the days that followed, Chris's story changed drastically. My mama treats you badly, not my fault. Initially, Chris Watts attempted to conceal the triple family murder at the home and put out a plea for their safe return, denying having anything to do with their disappearance. I cant get or understand how a man whould act the way he act with out being cryze. Initially, Watts justified attacking Shanann because he saw his wife strangling their children. I hope they haunt him .. he never love his kids and his wife!! 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