Triple-murder suspect Chris Watts battling depression in jail as suicide watch continues
Chris Watts is probably one of the most hated men in the US and is currently sitting in the Weld County Jail and has been there for about a month now
Chris Watts is probably one of the most hated men in the US since it was discovered that he was responsible for the death of his wife and his two daughters. He is currently sitting in the Weld County Jail and has been there for about a month now.
According to a source who's reportedly spoken to Watts, the alleged murderer is undergoing depression, and that the severity of his predicament has finally sunk in for him. “He’s not doing well at all,” the source told People magazine. “The gravity of the situation has hit him like a ton of bricks. Depression is setting in, and he’s despondent.”
Another source from the Weld County Jail recently confirmed that the 33-year-old is under “Close Watch Protocol”, which is a technical term used to describe suicide watch. As per the source, security guards are supposed to keep checking Watts every 10-15 minutes to ensure his well-being. Moreover, it is a must for them to make visual contact with him.
As of now, Watts is not allowed a lot of privileges that are normally given to people at the jail, including no access to weights, reading material and television. Therefore, with nothing else to do, Watts spends most of his time in bed, reports the source.
However, Watts does occasionally speak to the who are assigned to his cell block. The source told the publication, “He sleeps all day and isn’t really talking to anyone, including his family.”
As per reports, Watts is currently searched physically several times in a day, and every day, there is a complete inspection done in his cell to ensure that he does not hide any contraband with which he could harm himself. Every day, for an hour, Watts is allowed out of his cell and is taken to a small room to shower and speak to his family over the phone.
The room Watts is taken to is called the "hour out room," and the room is not occupied by any other prisoners during the time he is there. According to reports, Watts is not even allowed commissary privileges at the jail.
As reported previously, Watts was arrested on August 15 for the alleged murder of his wife Shannan and their two daughters, Celeste and Bella. The mother-daughter trio was reported missing on August 13, and their dead bodies were later found at the property of Chris’ former employer Anadarko Petroleum, who fired Watts the same day as his arrest.