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Chris Watts is lying about Shanann's murder, alleges author who exchanged letters with him: 'She was drugged'

Cheryln Cadle began corresponding with Watts while he was in prison and had said that the killer shared some never-before-revealed details about the horrific murders with her
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An author, who has been communicating with family annihilator Chris Watts in prison, believes that the murderer has not yet revealed an important detail about the morning he killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters. Cheryln Cadle began corresponding with Watts while he was in prison and had said that the killer shared some never-before-revealed details about the horrific murders with her. 

Chris Watts, a 33-year-old Colorado oil worker, killed his wife, Shanann, who was 15 weeks pregnant, along with his two daughters Belle and Celeste, aged three and four, on August 13, 2018. Chris, who had initially reported them missing and had made a public plea for their return, was arrested after he admitted to killing them.

It was later discovered that Chris was having an affair with a fellow co-worker at the oil company. He dumped the bodies of his children in two oil tankers, where he worked. The bodies were found four days later. Shanann's body was recovered from a shallow grave near the tankers.

Cadle previously published some of the correspondences she had with Chris in the book 'Letters from Christopher' and is set to reveal more details about the killings in her upcoming book 'The Murders of Christopher Watts'.

Chris had initially attempted to pin the murders of their children on his wife when he first confessed to murdering Shanann. However, he has since pleaded guilty to killing his daughters and wife. Chris was formally charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. He later entered a guilty plea — avoiding a death penalty — in exchange for five life sentences without parole.

Christopher Watts is in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on August 21, 2018, in Greeley, Colorado (Getty Images)

Months after his incarceration, he gave a detailed interview to agents from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, admitting that he killed Shanann in their bed the morning she arrived home to Colorado from a business trip. He said that he killed her right after they had sexual intercourse and that she did not fight back when he murdered her.

Chris shared more details of the killings with Cadle, however, she believes that he is still leaving something out. On the latest episode of 'Crime Stories with Nancy Grace', the author said, "This was planned."

"He put the girls to bed that night and thought, 'this is the last night I'm going to have to tuck my girls in'," Cadle said Chris told her. Chris had reportedly also told her that he attempted to smother his daughters to death in their beds that morning but they both later got out of bed, surprising him. They reportedly also questioned their father on what was wrong with their mother, whom Chris had already killed.

Cadle claimed that Chris further told her that he murdered his daughters later that morning after driving them to an oil field where he buried Shanann. 

The author also maintains that Shanann would have fought for her life is she was aware of what was happening to her. "I’m almost positive she was drugged — again," Cadle said claiming that Chris allegedly gave Shannan the narcotic painkiller oxycodone in an attempt to cause her to lose the baby. "He had more of the drug and I believe that night he gave her oxycodone to wipe her out," the author added.