Wife and daughter murdered
The murders of pregnant mother of two Shanann Watts and her daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, sent shockwaves cross the country in 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, had confessed to committing them. Now, Lifetime has created a feature film and a new documentary about the case, which are set to air back-to-back on the network this Saturday starting at 8 p. Around 2 a.
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Their daughters, four-year-old Bella, and three-year-old Celeste, died by asphyxiation due to smothering. Watts then disposed of his daughters' bodies in oil tanks and buried his wife in a shallow grave at his work-site. He pleaded guilty on November 6, , to multiple counts of first-degree murder as part of a plea deal when the death penalty was removed from sentencing.
He was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole, three to be served consecutively and two to be served concurrently. They met in , and were married in Mecklenburg County on November 3, , according to online records. The family lived in a five-bedroom home in Frederick , Colorado , purchased in ;  the couple declared bankruptcy in Chris was home with the children. The searchers discovered Shan'ann's purse containing her phone, wedding ring and keys.
Her car, which still contained the children's car seats, was in the garage. Investigators with cadaver and search dogs could be heard on the property during the interview. Chris Watts was arrested late on August 15, According to the arrest affidavit , Watts failed a polygraph test and subsequently confessed to murdering Shan'ann. He asked to speak to his father before confessing. According to the affidavit, Watts was having an affair and claimed to have asked for a separation from his wife.
During the investigation, he claimed Shan'ann had strangled the children in response to his request for separation, and in a fit of rage, he strangled her and then transported the three bodies to a remote oil-storage site where he worked. The authorities located the bodies of Watts' family on the property of his former employer, Anadarko Petroleum, on August Watts had been fired from his job on August 15, the day of his arrest. The children's bodies were found hidden in the oil tanks.
Shan'ann was buried in a shallow grave nearby. On August 21, Watts was charged with five counts of first-degree murder , including an additional one count per child cited as "death of a child who had not yet attained 12 years of age and the defendant was in a position of trust"; unlawful termination of a pregnancy ; and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.
The case has been connected in the media to the crime of family annihilation. In an interview with Dr. Phil , Watts' lawyer claimed that he confessed to killing Shan'ann after an argument regarding divorce. During the murder, Bella walked in.
Watts then told his daughter that her mother was sick. He loaded Shan'ann's body into the back of his work truck and his daughters without car seats in the back.
Later he smothered both children, one after the other, with a blanket in the back seat of his truck. Chris Watts pleaded guilty to the murders on November 6. The death penalty was not put forward by the district attorney on the request of Shan'ann's family who did not wish for any further deaths.
They were supportive of the decision to accept the plea deal. He received an additional 48 years for the unlawful termination of his wife's pregnancy and 36 years for three charges of tampering with a deceased body. On December 3, , Watts was moved to an out-of-state location due to "security concerns". In a newly released Colorado Bureau of Investigation video-recorded interview with Watts' mistress Nichol Kessinger, she revealed his behavioral changes in the days prior to the murders. On a December episode of the American talk show Dr.
Phil , Dr. The experts analyzed the motivation, secret life, and profiling of Chris Watts. On a January episode of the talk show The Dr. Oz Show , commentary is provided on the Watts case by the neighbor who helped build the case against Watts, who is interviewed in-studio.
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Five counts of first-degree murder , unlawful termination of a pregnancy , and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. Five life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 84 years.
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Their daughters, four-year-old Bella, and three-year-old Celeste, died by asphyxiation due to smothering. Watts then disposed of his daughters' bodies in oil tanks and buried his wife in a shallow grave at his work-site. He pleaded guilty on November 6, , to multiple counts of first-degree murder as part of a plea deal when the death penalty was removed from sentencing. He was sentenced to five life sentences without the possibility of parole, three to be served consecutively and two to be served concurrently. They met in , and were married in Mecklenburg County on November 3, , according to online records.
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Colorado man discloses details about killing wife, daughters
Relatives of the Colorado woman murdered with her two children by her husband say they have been subjected to "horrible, cruel abuse and outright bullying on a daily basis" since the killings nearly a year ago. Frank Rzucek, father of Shannan Watts, said Monday that his daughter and granddaughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, have been attacked online for months. Chris Watts admitted to killing his wife and daughters in August in Colorado. Rzucek said in the statement that his family has been subjected to "wild false allegations, fake Facebook accounts, hate speech and a constant stream of ugly, evil insults and attacks" since the slayings. It is cruel, it is heartless and it is flat wrong," he said in the statement. Chris Watts pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree murder and other counts in November in a plea deal that spared him the death penalty. He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole. Shanann Watts, 34, was found dead in mid-August in a shallow grave on the property of Anadarko Petroleum, where Watts worked. She was 15 weeks pregnant with a son the couple planned to name Nico. The bodies of Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were discovered inside oil tanks.
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The Colorado man serving multiple life sentences for killing his family revealed recently in a prison interview that after he murdered his pregnant wife and his youngest daughter, his oldest daughter pleaded with him not to do the same to her. Christopher Watts, 33, pleaded guilty in November to murdering his wife , Shanann, and daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, last August and is serving three consecutive life sentences. Phil" that in a Feb. Written notes and audio files from the interview are expected to be released as a part of the Colorado Open Records Act.
Chris Watts reveals gruesome details about the day he killed his pregnant wife, daughters
The last time Jennifer Schlecht spoke with her father, on Sunday, she seemed determined to leave her abusive husband. But the tremble in her voice, her father said, revealed she was afraid for her safety and that of her 5-year-old daughter. She was in tears, a basket case. On Wednesday night, her worst fears were realized.
DENVER AP — A Colorado man strangled his pregnant wife in their bed before driving her body and their two daughters to a worksite where he smothered the girls with a blanket, according to records of an interview he gave police from prison. He was arrested within days and later pleaded guilty in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty. An audio recording indicates Watts, 33, expressed no hesitation about talking. Watts previously told police he killed his wife after she strangled their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, but he acknowledged in the interview that was a lie and he was solely responsible for the killings. Watts said he strangled year-old Shanann in their bed on Aug. Watts said his wife correctly suspected that he was having an affair, but he did not tell her about his ongoing relationship with a co-worker before killing her.
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During a nearly five-hour interview with investigators last month, Mr. He said that he strangled his wife, Shanann Watts, after a fight at their home in Frederick, Colo. The revelation that the Watts girls died after a prolonged episode that ended at the oil site, rather than at home, was the latest turn in an evolving account from Mr. Watts, who went on television soon after his wife and children vanished and said he did not know where they were. Watts said on Aug. I need to see everybody. Watts, who the authorities found had been having an affair with a co-worker, initially sought to pin the blame on his wife, who he said was upset after he told her he wanted to separate, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.
The Colorado man sentenced to life in prison for the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters has given investigators gruesome new details about the slayings. Chris Watts cut a deal with prosecutors in November, agreeing to plead guilty to killing his wife Shanann and their daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste "Cece" , 3, in order to avoid the death penalty. While his guilty plea assumes guilt for all three murders, he had previously said that he only killed Shanann after she smothered their daughters. He finally assumed responsibility for all three murders in an interview with investigators last month, from the federal prison where he's serving his three consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
Chris Watts Describes Killing His Wife and Daughters in Chilling Confession