Chris Watts bombarded with bikini photos and love letters from fans despite him murdering his wife and daughters
Watts is currently serving five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders of his pregnant wife and two children
The Chris Watts case has horrified thousands across the country because of the gruesome nature with which the Colorado father killed his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and his two children, three-year-old Celeste and four-year-old Bella, and then dumped their bodies in oil tanks. But it seems there are also many, mostly women, who have been smitten by him and are now incessantly writing letters to him in prison.
Watts avoided the death penalty and was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder, unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body, this past November.
And since his incarceration at the Colorado Department of Corrections following the conviction — he has since been moved to an unknown facility out of state over reported security concerns — he has had several hundred letters addressed to him.
According to the Daily Mail, which obtained digital copies of the letters after filing a request under the Colorado Open Records Act, a majority of the letters were from women professing their love to the killer, with some even promising to deposit money into Watts' commissary account.
One of the letters was from a woman named Tatiana, who said she was born in Ukraine but grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. She wrote about how she hoped she hadn't "invaded your space by reaching out" and that he could "ask me anything you like," then going into detail about various aspects of her life. She mentioned how her brother was incarcerated too and how she was writing to him because "getting mail was the highlight of his day," promising she would send him anything he asked of her.
But letters from a woman named Laurel stood out. The Mail reported that Laurel regularly wrote letters that were three or four pages long to Watts, including postcards from Hawaii with the mail.
A letter sent to him in late September read, "I'm not expecting to hear back from you (at least not yet) and I totally understand. And my purpose in writing to you is to solely give you a glimmer of HOPE, and maybe a laugh or smile."
In previous letters, she had asked Watts if he wanted any books or had a TV, also writing of how she had been hoping to move to Colorado because her daughter lived there but that the plan later fell through when the daughter moved to Hawaii herself.
Another woman who regularly wrote to Watts identified herself as Candace. 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," writing she believed in Watts "100%" and that she "does not care what happened.
Watts is said to have not replied to any of the letters, though those were not the only mail he received. There were also certified letters addressed to him, including those from NBC and ABC producers asking for interviews.
There was also one letter from employer Anadarko informing him he had been terminated the same day he confessed to the murders.
Others wished Watts harm, with the writer expressing they hoped he would be physically and sexually assaulted behind bars. One woman referred to Watts as "Christeen" and wrote, "Good luck Christeen, you gonna need it!!!!" adding, "Die b***h!!!" Another called him "vile" and a "monster," writing of how she hoped God would have mercy on his "pathetic soul".