Chris Watts has still not told anyone the truth about the triple murders and Shannan's family fears he never will
Even after he took the world by surprise this month by suddenly admitting he was the one who killed his family, he still hasn't given the authorities the full truth.
In the numerous different stories that he had told the authorities about the day that he brutally murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters, Chris Watts has still not told them the truth. Even after he took the world by surprise this month by suddenly admitting he was the one who killed his family, he still hasn't given the authorities the full picture on what happened. All he told the court was that he was guilty. The prosecutors never did and don't seem like they will trust what he says at this point anyway.
Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke gave a candid assessment of Watts' lies on November 19 during his sentencing hearing where he was given life in prison without the possibility of parole for the brutal murders of his 15-weeks pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and their daughters, Bella and Celeste. Rourke spoke to reporters after 33-year-old Watts was sentenced and said that there was a possibility for the triple murderer to make a statement in the future about his crimes.
He spoke to PEOPLE and said: "[Explaining] what happened, why it happened was not a condition of the plea. If he wants to talk now, it’s on his own but it’s not a condition of the plea nor is it a part of our agreement."
He also agreed that both he and Shanann's family agreed beforehand that forcing Watts to make a confession in public could put them "in a position where we were listening to some concocted BS story, just to try to satisfy the plea agreement". Rourke said: "The Rzuceks [Shan’ann’s family] were of the opinion that he would never be able to give us a full version — just because of who he is — he would never tell us the truth."
At the press conference that took place after the sentencing, Rourke said that two big questions still remain even as the long investigation has led the authorities toward an understanding of the truth behind both of the mysteries.
He said: "How? And why? Those are the questions that will always haunt anyone who was involved in the investigation." Rourke also said, however: "I don’t think he’ll ever answer those questions. Like I said in the courtroom this morning, and I think [Shan’ann’s] family said it very, very well as well: I don’t think he will ever tell us. I don’t think he will give an honest assessment of why he did what he did, how he did what he did."
He continued: "I intentionally called upon [Chris] to see if he would answer those questions in the courtroom this morning. Both his mother and, through their attorney, his father said that they hope he will be honest and come clean someday and give us an account of what happened."
Rourke has also cautioned everyone that when it comes to a triple murder of this kind, there will never be an easy explanation behind it. He concluded: "I don’t think that there is ever going to be a satisfactory answer for anyone."