Chris Watts receives several 'love letters' from adoring female fans even though he brutally murdered wife and daughters
Despite being convicted of the murder of his wife and two children, Watts was the recipient of several letters from women who expressed their adulation for him.
Chris Watts was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and his two children, three-year-old Celeste, and four-year-old Bella.
He was charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder, unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body and pleaded guilty to the murders to avoid the death penalty. But none of that has stopped admirers from around the country, and even the world, expressing their solidarity with him.
The Mirror reports that several women have written to Watts — who has been transferred to the Colorado Department of Corrections following his conviction — asking to visit him behind bars or become pen pals. Some even sent him pictures of themselves to the killer, with one fan sending him a postcard of Hawaii "so you can see where I live."
The contents of the letters, which were intercepted by detectives after Watts was arrested for the murders and initially sent to the Weld County Jail, were revealed in a 2,000-word police document.
One woman, in particular, wrote regularly to Watts. Identified only as 'Candace' from Colorado, she expressed how she thought about him a "s*** ton" and how she was "legit mad as hell" when she saw the various comments attacking him on social media.
She also said " I really, really do care about you" and that she "wanted to get to know you so badly it's not even funny." Candace also wrote of how she believed in Watts "100%" and she "does not care what happened."
Another admirer told him she could not care less about him slaughtering his pregnant wife and two daughters, pleading for him to add her to his list of visitors. "Trust me, you will not be sorry," she promised. Others asked him to be "strong" and look to religion for solace and forgiveness, with a woman from Maui even offering to send banana bread to jail.
The fandom extended beyond US borders too. An Australian woman who identified herself as Kate sent pictures of herself to Watts and said she had "an overwhelming feeling to sit down and write to you" and that he " honestly have one of the kindest faces I've ever seen." She said she was an "executive assistant to a CEO" and explained she why she had penned the letter, writing, "I don't even know you, yet I don't want you to feel alone."
According to Mirror, several of these women had revealed their addresses in the hope he would respond to them and write back, with a few going so far as to even write down their telephone numbers. Also included were personal details about their lives, including their children's. It's unclear if Watts has been made privy of the letters.
While Watts' is behind bars with an estimated discharge date that was stated to be "12/31/9998" in his inmate information, he's still facing a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Shannan's parents. The parents are already set to receive $41,807.98 in restitution from Watts as ordered by the judge in his criminal case, with a court ruling on Wednesday, November 28, increasing that amount by another $4,000.