Chris Watts Biography | Chris Watts Background
Chris Watts is the the husband to the late Shanann Cathryn Watts (née Rzucek). They were both natives of Spring Lake and Aberdeen, respectively (both in North Carolina,).They had been married for six years and had two daughters: Bella Marie Watts (born December 17, 2013) and Celeste Cathryn Watts (born July 17, 2015).
In 2013, the family purchased a five-bedroom home in Frederick, Colorado and have been living there.They later declared declared bankruptcy in 2015. Chris Watts got employed by Anadarko Petroleum, while Shanann was an independent representative for the multi-level marketing company Le-vel, selling a product called Thrive.
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Chris is the son to Ronny Watts and Cindy Watts.
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Prosecutors said he strangled his wife with his bare hands. He suffocated the children, and loaded them in his vehicle and drove away to hide their remains.
He and Shanann had a fight the night of the murders, during which he confessed to an affair and said he wanted a divorce, at which point Shanann threatened to take away the girls. At the time of her death, she was fifteen weeks pregnant with a son they planned to name Nico Lee Watts.
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His 4-year-old daughter knew her mother and younger sister, Celeste, had just been killed — and she feared she would be next. “Please Daddy, don’t do to me what you just did to Cece,” said Bella, according to a lawyer for the family of Shanann Watts, the girls’ mother.
Chris Watts House For Sale | How do I purchase his house?
The Frederick home of Christopher Watts, will be sold at auction this spring. The Weld County Public Trustee posted a notice on Dec. 17, 2018, that the house at 2825 Saratoga Trail will be sold off to the highest bidder on April 17.
According to the filing, Watts owes $349,938.09 on the five-bedroom, four-bath home. Documents show the Watts bought the house in 2013 for $392,709. the property was valued at $484,339 in a 2018 real property notice.
Chris Watts Charges | What is he in jail for?
Chris is charged with three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of first-degree murder – victim under 12/position of trust, one count of first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. He received life in prison without the possibility of parole. He also received two more concurrent life sentences for the two other murder charges.
Chris Watts Anadarko | What did his manager do to him?
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is a company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration. It is organized in Delaware and headquartered in two skyscrapers in The Woodlands, Texas: the Allison Tower and the Hackett Tower, both named after former CEOs of the company. Chris had been employed as a worker here.
McCoy, an Anadarko co-worker of Christopher Watts, didn’t yet know Watts killed his wife and kids or that he placed the girls’ bodies in separate oil tanks and buried his wife in a shallow grave at the rural tank battery north of Roggen. He was suspicious.
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“It’s worse than we even thought”: Victims’ family reacts to Christopher Watts’ confession
The family of Shanann Watts, the Colorado mother who was slain along with her two young daughters, expressed grief and shock on “Dr. Phil” Monday following a disturbing confession by Watts’ husband. Christopher Watts, 33 is serving life in prison after pleading guilty in November to murder and other counts in the killings of his pregnant wife, Shanann, 34, and the couple’s two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, last August.
Watts said he strangled Shanann in the couple’s bed after she told him she knew about his affair with a co-worker. He said he backed his truck into the garage, loaded the woman’s body inside and drove with the two girls to the oil site where he was employed, 40 miles away.
There, he said, he smothered Celeste with her favorite blanket and threw her body in an oil tank before smothering Bella the same way and dumping the older girl’s body in a separate tank.
Watts said Bella fought for her life and that he is haunted by her last words: “Daddy, no!”
The family said they had been briefed on Watts’ interview by law enforcement, but hadn’t heard the audio recordings. They gave details of the confession to Dr. Phil last week before the information was made public.
“I think the hardest part [is] knowing our granddaughter watched her sister die and then begged for her life,” Sandy Rzucek told Dr. Phil in an interview that aired Monday. “I don’t know how much worse you could hear.”
Shanann Watts’ brother said the family had hoped the girls were killed in their sleep.
“It’s worse than we even thought, we thought the worst was what we heard already,” Frank Rzucek Jr. said.
Authorities believe the latest interview with Christopher Watts amounts to his first full confession. Watts had initially claimed in a videotaped conversation with his father that he killed Shanann in a fit of rage after Shanann killed the two girls. But in the interview Feb. 18 with investigators from the FBI, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Frederick Police Department, he admitted that was a lie, saying he “went with it” after it was suggested to him during an interrogation.
The family said they immediately knew Christopher Watts was lying when they saw him pleading in multiple media interviews for his family’s return. Shanann Watt’s father, Frank Rzucek Sr., said when he saw video of Christopher Watts backing his truck into the driveway, he knew Watts was involved with the disappearance.
“She didn’t run away, she didn’t run out the back door, she would not have done that,” Rzucek Sr. said.
After learning the disturbing details of her son-in-law’s confession, Sandy Rzucek said she’s haunted “every day of my life” by what Shanann, Bella and Celeste were thinking in their last moments. She said she believes her granddaughters “were screaming for their mom and for us, there’s no doubt in my mind.”
She said she doesn’t believe her son-in-law “snapped,” as he told investigators, citing his deceptive behavior after the slayings.
“Sometimes I think, wow, could he seriously think he could get away with it?” she asked.
Frank Rzucek, Sr. said he’s still left asking, “Why?” The family suspects Watts wanted a “new life” with the co-worker with whom he was having an affair.
“There’s nothing I can imagine why you would do that to your family,” Rzucek Sr. said. “You want another life? Go walk out the door.”
Watts was sentenced in November to serve life in prison in a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty. Family lawyers said in an interview that aired last week on Dr. Phil that they don’t believe Watts was offered anything for the confession.
“He is claiming that he is remorseful, and he has found God,” attorney Thomas Grant told Dr. Phil.