Chris Watts sent letters and cards to his mistress with cheesy lines including romantic song lyrics

The handwritten letters have romantic song lyrics that Watts took from popular country and reggae hits


                            Chris Watts sent letters and cards to his mistress with cheesy lines including romantic song lyrics

In the 2,000 pages of case documents that were recently released by the Weld County District Attorney's Office, handwritten cards that Chris Watts gave to his coworker-turned-mistress, Nichol Kessinger, show that the convicted triple murderer had a cheesy side. The letters contained romantic song lyrics that Watts took from popular country and reggae hits. Watts was sentenced on November 19 to life behind bars without the chance of parole for the deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters.

Oxygen.com reported that, according to Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke, Watts wanted a "fresh start" and that is why he murdered his family.

It was also revealed that the fresh start included Kessinger, with whom he had been having an affair with in the weeks prior to the murders.

(Source: Weld County District Attorney's Office)
(Source: Weld County District Attorney's Office)

The letters that Watts sent his mistress only prove that he does have a softer side but it also brings the unsettling realization that he would later murder his entire family. Kessinger approached the police and handed over the cards and letters after she had suspicions that something was wrong with Watts's behavior just a day before he killed his family.

(Source: Weld County District Attorney's Office)
(Source: Weld County District Attorney's Office)

In one of the sappy letters, Watts tells his mistress, "You took my breath away", which could very well be a reference to the 1986 song by Berlin, 'Take My Breath Away', used in the film 'Top Gun'.

At the end of the note, he writes down quotes from country singer Canaan Smith's 2015 song, 'Love You Like That', and concluded the birthday message with the lyrics, "All night till the sun comes back / I wanna love, wanna love, wanna love you like that."

Watts again referenced that his breath was being taken away in the bright pink birthday card that he sent to Kessinger. At the top of the card, Watts wrote the lyrics from the 2013 song by the reggae-rock group 'Through the Roots'.

(Source: Weld County District Attorney's Office)
(Source: Weld County District Attorney's Office)

The lyrics read: "Your energy is so insane / You heat me up, you make me melt and then you cool me down like rain." He then scribbles more lyrics by 'Through the Roots' in another card that he sent to Kessinger on July 30. 

In this card, he quotes lyrics from the song, 'Down to Earth'. The lyrics read: "When I'm around you I can feel peace in the atmosphere" and "You bring me right back down to earth."