Chris Watts feels a 'lot of shame' with new Netflix documentary bringing out his texts with wife, says source
Chris Watts, the man who murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters is well aware of the new Netflix documentary regarding his infamous case. The documentary 'American Murder: The Family Next Door' was released on Netflix on September 30 and delves into the horrific case. It shows rarely-seen text messages and letters between Watts and his wife Shanann. Watts killed his wife and two young daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.
A source spoke to PEOPLE and shared that the documentary brings back a lot of shame for Watts. The insider is believed to have regular contact with Watts, 35, who is currently behind bars. The source shared, "He can't see it, and he'll probably never see it. He's curious about it, but he hates even knowing that his texts are out there for the public to read. It brings back awful memories of 2018 for him." Watts killed Shanann on August 13, 2018 in the couple's Colorado home after which he drove her body to a job site at the oil company he worked at.
He disposed of Shanann's body and then killed his two young daughters. At the time of the incident, Shanann was fifteen weeks pregnant. According to authorities, Watts had decided to commit the heinous acts as he had been having an affair with a co-worker who was under the impression he was already separated. Watts has not seen the new documentary which shows how his marriage to Shanann was falling apart though she was ready to do whatever it needed to save their failing marriage. The insider added that employees in the prison have been waiting to watch the documentary which is said to be of 83 minutes.
The source shared, "There's a lot of curiosity about him in prison. He's the most high-profile inmate and what he did is incomprehensible, so everyone wants to know more about the case." Watts is aware that every part of his life is out there for the public to see. "He hates it. It makes him feel a lot of shame. But he also knows that he brought it upon himself," the insider added.
We had earlier reported that the documentary also reveals the final text messages between Chris Watts and Shanann that were about grocery shopping and dinner plans on the same day of the homicide. Chris had strangled Shanann and then smothered 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. In the text messages, Shanann had asked Chris, "What kind of vegetables do you want with dinner tonight?" to which he had responded saying, "Broccoli works, Green beans work too." Shanann then said, "Ok I will get them when I go to Costco tomorrow. Anything else you want me to get besides salad and spinach." Chris asked his wife, "That's it. Plane take off yet?" after which his wife answered, "Finally on a plane and about to take off. Thank God! Prayers for a safe flight! Love you 💋💋."
In another series of text messages, Shanann had addressed being pregnant with the couple's third child and said, "I miss and love you so much. I am still in shock that we are having a little boy! I am so excited and happy!"