Chris Watts freaked out when neighbor showed him surveillance footage of him loading his truck
Watts was seen in the video holding a red gas container and driving away in the truck that the authorities believe carried the bodies of his wife and two daughters
A day before he was formally charged by a judge for the brutal murders of his wife and two children, Chris Watts watched in shock the surveillance video from his neighbor's security camera of himself loading the back of his truck on the day he disposed of his family's bodies.
According to reports, Frederick Police paid a visit to Watts' neighbors home on the same day that he reported his family as missing. They obtained footage from the neighbor's security camera, and as reported earlier, Watts was seen in the video holding a red gas container and driving away in the truck that the authorities believe carried the bodies of his family.
Now footage obtained exclusively by Radar Online show the neighbor and a police officer confronting Watts and clocking his reactions.
The video revealed that Watts looked quite panicky and jumpy when his neighbor, who is a close friend of his killed wife Shanann Watts' family, and Officer Scott Coonrod of the Frederick Police played the CCTV footage of the convicted triple murderer loading the back of his pickup truck with gasoline.
He can then be then seen driving away in what is being believed to be the moment he set off to dispose of the bodies of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
When Watts realizes that his neighbor's surveillance camera had caught him in the act of loading his truck, panic start to set in and it shows on his face and with the way he behaves.
Watts starts explaining: "I usually park out there on the side, I just want to get everything back in." He continued: "It would be easier instead of having to lug everything in."
In desperation, he can be heard saying: "Loaded my stuff in my coolers – my water jugs, my bookbag, my computers, some of the tools I had from the toolbox – that’s why I was out so far." Watts then asks with his hands behind his head: "What else can I do with this?"
Officer Coonrod can be heard telling Watts: "My detective just showed up, so he’ll probably want to talk to you. He’s next door." Watts then asks, "Want me to go?" before he leaves to go meet the detective next door.
In the entire 15-minute bodycam video that was obtained by the publication, Watts can be seen sweating profusely and explaining over and over to his neighbor and the officer why he was seen backing up his truck into his garage. He can also be heard noting that someone had vandalized his vehicle just days before the murders took place.
When the convicted murderer finally left the room, the neighbor pointed out to the officer that something was amiss. He told Coonrod, "He’s not acting right at all", and also showed him that he found something to be "out of the ordinary". The neighbor also told the officer that he overheard Watts screaming at the "top of his lungs" on a few occasions.
He said: "If you look – he never loads stuff in and out of the garage, never. The fact that he was in here explaining it to us over and over and over – he doesn’t look worried – he looks like he’s trying to cover his tracks."
The neighbor continued: "He’s acting so suspicious – he’s normally quiet, real subdue – he’s over here telling you three times what he took out, what he did, what he did, what he did. He never talks, so the fact that he’s over here blabbing his mouth makes me kind of suspicious. Why is he so worried about you know what he’s carrying out?"
The day after this bodycam footage was taken, Watts was arrested and charged with the murder of his family. He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms behind bars without the possibility of parole for the brutal murders of Shanann, Bella, and Celeste.