- MURDERER FROM COLORADO -
Welcome to some facts about a gruesome muderer from Colorado. Chris Watts is a Colorado man who committed familicide by murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters in August 2018.
Who Is Chris Watts?
Born on May 16, 1985, Chris Watts is a Colorado man who murdered his pregnant wife, Shan'ann Watts, and their two young daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste, on August 13, 2018. That November, Watts pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on multiple counts and was subsequently sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Watts Family Murder
Returning from a business trip in the early morning hours of August 13, 2018, Shan'ann Watts got into an argument with her husband, Chris Watts, in their Frederick, Colorado home when he confessed he was having an affair and wanted a divorce. According to Chris' confession to authorities, Shan'ann — who was 15 weeks pregnant with their son — proceeded to threaten Chris, saying he'd never see their daughters again, which prompted him to strangle her to death.
Four-year-old Bella reportedly walked onto the scene after Shan'ann was killed and asked her father, "What are you doing with Mommy?"
According to Chris' lawyer, Chris had told Bella that her mother was feeling ill and they had to take her to the hospital. He then loaded Shan'ann's body and his two daughters in the car and drove them to his work site, Anadarko Petroleum.
Once there, he smothered Celeste to death with her favorite blanket and pushed her body into an oil tank. When he returned for Bella, who watched him kill her younger sister, she pleaded with her father: "Please Daddy, don’t do to me what you just did to CeCe.”
Chris proceeded to murder Bella and push her body into another oil tank. He buried Shan'ann in a grave on the property site.
After pleading guilty to the murders on November 6, 2018, Chris was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole on November 19. Shan'ann's family did not pursue the death penalty.
Chris is currently serving five life sentences (three consecutively, two concurrently) and was transferred in December 2018 to Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin.
During an interview in February 2019, Chris told investigators he was remorseful for the murders and had found God.