Colorado dad Chris Watts 'in his own hell' a year after pleading guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters
Watts is currently serving five life sentences without the possibility of parole in connection to the brutal murders.
Chris Watts is said to be suffering "in his own hell" over the brutal murders of his 15 weeks pregnant wife Shanann, 34, and his two young daughters, Bella, four, and Celeste, three.
On August 13 last year, Watts killed Shanann at their home in Frederick, Colorado, before driving her and their daughters to his Anadarko Petroleum work site, where he strangled the two young girls.
He disposed of their bodies in oil tanks and buried his wife in a shallow grave before returning home and delivering a plea in the media after they were reported missing, asking that they be returned safely to him.
All evidence pointed towards him being the culprit, and detectives eventually managed to get him to confess to all three murders. On November 6 last year, he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder as part of a plea deal when the death penalty was removed from sentencing.
He was subsequently 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.
This past week marked the first anniversary of that sentencing, with People citing a source and reporting that, like every other day, Watts "will reflect on his sins."
"A day doesn’t go by — a minute doesn’t go by — where he doesn’t think about his family," the source revealed. "It will be over his head for the rest of his life, and there’s no escaping it."
"The anniversary isn’t going to be any different from any other day, where he’s in his own hell," the source continued. "He realizes that he’s in a hell of his own making, and he has to live with that."