Chris Watts' final texts to pregnant wife Shanann before he strangled her to death were about 'broccoli for dinner'
A new crime documentary by Netflix has revealed the final text messages between Chris Watts and his pregnant wife Shanann before he murdered her and their two young daughters. The documentary is titled 'American Murder: The Family Next Door' and goes into detail as to what went down during the horrific incident. It reveals the final text messages between Chris and Shanann that were about grocery shopping and dinner plans on the same day of the homicide.
Chris had strangled Shanann and then smothered 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. In the text messages, Shanann had asked Chris, "What kind of vegetables do you want with dinner tonight?" to which he had responded saying, "Broccoli works, Green beans work too." Shanann then said, "Ok I will get them when I go to Costco tomorrow. Anything else you want me to get besides salad and spinach." Chris asked his wife, "That's it. Plane take off yet?" after which his wife answered, "Finally on a plane and about to take off. Thank God! Prayers for a safe flight! Love you 💋💋."
In another series of text messages, Shanann had addressed being pregnant with the couple's third child and said, "I miss and love you so much. I am still in shock that we are having a little boy! I am so excited and happy!" In court documents, Chris had told his mistress Nichol Kessinger shared that he did not know that Shanann was pregnant until after she had been reported missing.
The documentary also contained a love letter that Shanann had sent to Chris, weeks before her death. The letter written by Shanann read, "I can't even explain how hard this pain hurts. The last 5 weeks have been so hard. I missed everything about you. I missed your morning breath, your touch, your lips against mine, I miss holding you. I missed smelling you in the sheets."
"I missed talking to you in person. I missed watching you laugh and play with the kids. I love seeing their smile with you. I missed seeing you naked and on top of me making love. OMG, I missed having you around when I felt alone and upset. I just flat out missed the hell out of you," the letter continued. "I can't and won't lose you without fighting for 'us!' I will always fight for our marriage and you. This is the hardest thing I have ever gone through but you are worth it. Tell me what you need," the letter stated.
We had earlier reported that Watts killed his fifteen-week-pregnant wife Shanann, 34, and two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, at their Frederick, Colorado, home on August 13, 2018. He then dumped the young girls' bodies in oil tanks and buried his wife in a shallow grave at his work site.
He pleaded guilty to the murders on November 6 that year and was sentenced to five life sentences – three consecutive and two concurrent – without the possibility of parole. He also 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.