Chris Watts asked to hand over fingerprints, DNA samples by prosecutors as they close in on him
Prosecutors filed a motion on September 13 asking the judge to urge Chris Watts to give them the necessary evidence including his DNA, fingerprints and palm prints
Prosecutors in Colorado are now demanding that Chris Watts, who has been accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, hand over samples of his DNA, fingerprints, palm prints, and photographs of his hands to help the investigation into the case that they are building against him. Prosecutors filed a motion on September 13 asking the judge to urge Chris to give them the necessary evidence.
The court is yet to rule on the motion and the defense has time till September 17 to respond to it. A source close to the case has said, "The prosecutors are working very carefully. They know they can’t make a single mistake."
According to an arrest affidavit that was made public by the Frederick police department, Chris had claimed that he had strangled Shanann in a rage after he saw her strangling Celeste through the baby monitor. Toddler Bella, according to the father, was lying sprawled on her bed already and looked to be bluish in color, PEOPLE reported.
Prosecutors Demand Chris Watts Provide DNA & Fingerprints in Triple-Murder Case https://t.co/ZmWLtmzRsR— People (@people) September 14, 2018
The affidavit stated that Chris had wanted to separate from Shanann and she had killed the children because she had become furious with him. Investigators have said that Chris was having an affair with a co-worker and sleeping other people he met online.
Chris faces three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree murder for causing the death of a person under the age of 12 while being in a position of trust, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased body. He is yet to enter a plea for the charges.
Chris was placed under suicide watch while he waits for his trial and is being watched constantly at the Weld County Jail where he is being checked on every 10 to 15 minutes to make sure he is alive and well.
Meanwhile, Dieter, the dog that lived with the Watts family before tragedy struck, has now found a new home with Frankie Rzucek, Shanann Watts' brother. After the 34-year-old pregnant mother and their two young daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were found dead and Chris was arrested and accused of their murders in August, Dieter went to a friend's house for some time.
The tiny dog has finally found its forever home with Rzucek in North Carolina after losing his former family, PEOPLE reported.
Rzucek posted an endearing video on Facebook last week of the pooch running around in his backyard. He wrote: "He gets a little nervous here and there because he’s not used to my Chihuahua and her attitude lol. He’s starting to figure out she’s all bark and no bite."
He finally added at the end of the post: "I couldn't be happier to have him be a part of our dog family. He's also cool with my cat Caesar." The little Dachshund would often feature on Shanann's social media posts and he can be seen in the videos running around the five-bedroom home of the family in Frederick, Colorado.