After the brutal murders of Shanann Watts and her daughters, family dog Deiter gets a new forever home
The little dog would often feature on Shanann's social media posts and can be seen in the videos running around the five-bedroom home the family lived in
Dieter, the dog who belonged to the Watts family before tragedy struck, has now found a new home with Frankie Rzucek, Shanann Watts' brother. Right after the 34-year-old pregnant mother and their two young daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were found dead and Chris Watts was arrested and accused of their murders in August, Dieter went to a friend's house for some time.
The tiny dog has finally found its forever home with Rzucek in North Carolina after losing his former family, PEOPLE reported.
Rzucek posted an endearing video on Facebook last week of the pooch running around in his backyard. He wrote: "He gets a little nervous here and there because he’s not used to … my Chihuahua and her attitude lol. He’s starting to figure out she’s all bark and no bite."
He finally added at the end of the post: "I couldn't be happier to have him be a part of our Dog family. He's also cool with my cat Caesar." The little dachshund would often feature on Shanann's social media posts and he can be seen in the videos running around the five-bedroom home the family lived in Frederick, Colorado.
According to an arrest affidavit that was made public by the Frederick police, Chris had claimed that he had strangled Shanann in a rage after he saw her strangling Celeste through the baby monitor. Toddler Bella, according to the father, was lying sprawled on her bed already and looked to be bluish in color.
The affidavit stated that Chris had wanted to separate from Shanann and she had killed the children because she had become furious with him. Investigators have said that Watts was having an affair with a co-worker, as well as multiple other people.
Watts faces three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree murder for causing the death of a person under the age of 12 while being in a position of trust, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased body. He is yet to enter a plea for the charges.
Watts was placed under suicide watch while he waits for his trial and is being watched constantly at the Weld County Jail where he is being checked on every 10 to 15 minutes to make sure he is still alive and well.