'Remorseful' Chris Watts opened up on details of the murders 'after he found god in prison'
The killer father is currently serving multiple life sentences after he was convicted of murdering his pregnant wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters
Convicted killer Chris Watts had agreed to share more details of the gruesome murder of his pregnant wife and two daughters after lawyers claimed he found faith while behind bars. The 33-year-old Watts spoke for about an hour with investigators from the FBI, CBI, and a member of the Frederick Police
Department in Wisconsin on February 18. One lawyer revealed in an exclusive interview with Dr. Phil: "We don't believe that he has been offered anything, or that there is anything that could be given to him or traded."
The lawyer continued: "So I think it is the jailhouse religion. Our understanding is that he is now remorseful, and he's found God."
The killer father is currently serving multiple life sentences after he was convicted of murdering his 34-year-old pregnant wife Shanann Watts and their two daughters — four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste.
Lambert, the head attorney for Shanann's family in the wrongful death lawsuit that they filed against Watts, said he was shocked by Watts' demeanor. He said: "We've had a few different conversations with him. It's almost eerie how normal some of the conversations go with him, and I don't know exactly what that's about or anything. He's been very forthcoming. It's almost like calling a neighbor."
CBS reported that lawyers have confirmed that Sandy Rzucek, Shanann's mother, was not given advance access to the recording but said that she was briefed on what was discussed by investigators.
It is believed that the Rzuceks wanted to share the information with the public before the CBI released the redacted recording on March 7. The interview with Watts and the investigators took place at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin.
Lambert told Dr. Phil: "The night in question Shannan came home. She and Chris had got into a fight. They made up. Later on, they got into a fight again. In that fight, he confessed to having an affair. As a consequence of that conversation, he strangled her to death."
He also said that after Watts strangled his pregnant wife to death, Bella walked into the room and asked her father: "What are you doing to mommy?"
The attorney continued: "From our understanding, Bella did not witness the actual killing of her mother." He then said on the show that Watts took his daughters on a 45-minute drive to the oil field where he buried Shanann in a shallow grave.
Lambert said on the show: "He walks over, takes CeCe's favorite blanket and smothers her. Then he takes her body out of the vehicle. At this point, Bella had unbuckled herself from the vehicle. Bella said: 'Please, daddy, don't do to me what you just did to CeCe'."
Shanann's family are confident that the recording will be able to help clear her name after some people believed the murderous father's initial story that she was the one who killed the children. Watts agreed to a plea deal that helped him avoid a lengthy trial and the death penalty.
Watts was charged with three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of first-degree murder of a child under the age of 12 and by a person in a position of trust, three counts of tampering with a deceased human body and one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy.