Chris Watts' mistress breaks down in tears during interrogation into the deaths of his daughters: 'I'm so ashamed of him'
Reports state that Watts did not tell his mistress about his wife being pregnant and acted surprised about it saying that the father of the child was some other man.
Chris Watts' mistress, Nichol Kessinger, whom the Colorado man was dating at the time he murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters, detailed the couple's relationship in an interview to police officials, just two days after the family was reported missing, according to reports. Watts, who had initially reported his family missing and had made a public plea for their return, was arrested as he allegedly admitted to killing them.
During the investigation, it was unearthed that Chris was having an affair with a fellow co-worker at the oil company. He reportedly dumped the bodies of his children in two oil tankers in the field where he worked. The bodies were found four days later. Shanann's body was recovered from a shallow grave near the tankers while the children were found buried under crude oil sludge.
Kessinger, while talking to the investigators, said that she and Watts had begun talking in late May or early June and had started having a sexual relationship a few weeks after their first meeting. She reportedly also told the officials that Watts had told her his marriage with his wife Shannan was finished and that she did not want to try and work things out between them. The claims were later proven false by officials.
Reports state that Watts did not tell Kessinger about his wife being pregnant and later acted surprised saying he did not know about it either and that the father of the child was some other man. Kessinger revealed all these details to the investigators during a two-hour interview at the Thorton Police Station on August 16.
The 30-year-old also added that she decided to reach out to the officials herself after ending his relationship with Watts because of the lies he had been telling her ever since they got into a relationship. Reports state that Kessinger was very forthcoming with the investigators and even brought her father along for the interview.
"It's not fair. It wasn't fair to me in the first place, it wasn't fair to her in the first place, it wasn't fair to any of us in the first place, you know," Kessinger reportedly told the investigators while referring to Watts' lies.
"It wasn't fair to his family for him to have an affair, it wasn't fair to me to have him lie to me and make me think that everything is going to plan. And still to this day, I don't even know what's a lie and what's not," she said, according to the Daily Mail.
"I don't even know if they were like filing for divorce. I don't know if they were putting the house up. I don't even know. I don't even know anymore what is real and what is not," she added. She also said that she would not have agreed to date Watts if she had known he was still with his wife: "It's like, you know, I'm gonna wake up every day and know that like this mom and her unborn child and these two little girls are not around anymore and it breaks my heart. It is in me, and then I have to think about, like, the consequences of his actions and how they affect everybody else."
"My name is about to be like slandered, for probably a while. I don't know how long it's gonna take to heal. but I would not be surprised if it's gonna be hard to go out in public sometimes for a couple of years. And that really hurts me. I'm just like, this is a horrible horrible thing. Like, how dare you, you know. And people aren't gonna understand that. You know, they're gonna say, 'Oh you know, you're the woman that had an affair with this man who took out his whole family,'" she told the officers during the interview.
"He's so disgusting. I'm so ashamed of him and everything," Kessinger added.