Chris Watts keeps a Bible and a picture of his murdered family with him inside prison cell, source says

The triple murder suspect and father from Colorado has been accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters in August this year


                            Chris Watts keeps a Bible and a picture of his murdered family with him inside prison cell, source says

Chris Watts, the triple murder suspect, accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters in August this year, has been sitting in his prison cell for over a month now awaiting his trial. A source informed PEOPLE that Watts has "nothing to do but reflect on what happened. That’s basically it." He is reportedly spending 23 hours in a day inside the jail cell at the Weld County Jail where he has been put under "Close Watch Protocol," a prison jargon for suicide watch. There's no TV in his cell and is only allowed to go to the common room once a day and that too alone.

PEOPLE has reported that the only thing in the common room, when Watts is allowed to leave his cell, is a communal newspaper which he is free to pick up and read. His cell is also very spartan and the publication found out that the 33-year-old murder suspect only has two personal effects: a Bible and a picture of the people he allegedly killed - 34-year-old Shanann Watts and girls Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.

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(Source: RJ Sangosti - Pool/Getty Images)

 

The source, who claims to have spoken to Watts, told PEOPLE: "He doesn’t have much to do in jail." Watts is said to be keeping a low profile in the prison while he waits for his trial, but he does speak to some of the prison guards or prisoners on occasion, the source further added. "He sleeps a lot. He can just sit there and look at the picture and read the Bible," the outlet quoted its source as saying.

Chris, who was arrested over a month ago on August 15, has been charged with first-degree murder, among other crimes, in the deaths of his wife 34-year-old Shanann, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and daughters, 4-year-old Bella, and 3-year-old Celeste.

A prison source told HLN's Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield that the accused reportedly has no privileges and cannot access reading material, television or exercise equipment, at least inside his cell. He is also not allowed to meet any other prisoners, and in his hour out of his cell, he is taken to a room where he can shower and make phone calls.

A joint memorial service was held for the pregnant mother and her two daughters in August where it is said that she was remembered as "a woman of love." John Forbes, Shanann's father, told the gathering at the service: "She loved God, her family, and her friends. She was a woman of determination. She had dreams to be fulfilled, and she worked towards to those dreams. She wanted to make a difference. She wanted to be an exceptional wife and mother."