After days of denials, Chris Watts reportedly confessed to strangling his wife to death after a heart-to-heart with dad
Watts was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife Shanann, and his two infant daughters
Chris Watts, a Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, reportedly confessed to the murders after having a heart to heart conversation with his father after being arrested.
However, jury is still out on the validity of the confession as Watts has changed his story numerous times ever since his wife and two daughters went missing from their home.
The chain of events started when Watts' wife Shanann, 34, and their two kids disappeared on August 13 from their home in Frederick. Watts initially denied he had any idea where tey were, and told police that he and his wife had a civil and emotional conversation before he left the house.
However, According to People, when he was confronted regarding his extra-marital affair, Watts told the authorities that he would tell the truth only after having a conversation with his dad. And right enough, after the conversation with his father, he admitted to killing his wife and even confessed that the bodies of his wife and children were in the oil field where he used to work.
Watts was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his pregnant Shan'ann, and his two children Celeste, three, and Bella, four back at their home in Frederick, Colorado.
He is also charged for tampering with evidence for allegedly burying his wife inside a shallow grave which was 35 miles away from their house and dumping his two daughters in a tank filled with crude oil.
The prosecutors in the case are requesting the judge not to reveal the autopsy report before his trial for the murders begins. Watts who is now in custody is apparently quite depressed because he has been kept in isolation for around a month.
As reported by People earlier, a source at the Weld County Jail in Colorado confirmed that he is now on suicide watch. "He's not doing well at all. The gravity of the situation has hit him like a ton of bricks. Depression is setting in, and he's despondent."