'They send sexy pictures and he responds': Chris Watts writes 'racy' letters to women from prison

Chris Watts, 37, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2018 murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters

'They send sexy pictures and he responds': Chris Watts writes 'racy' letters to women from prison
Chris Watts received hundreds of mails in prison after the 2020 release of a Netflix documentary about his murders (Screenshot/CBS News)
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DENVER, COLORADO: The highly publicized killer, Chris Watts, who killed his two daughters and wife back in 2018, is reported to have been communicating with several women for years and now a jail source has told an outlet that the 37-year-old is sending "racy" letters to some of them. 

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"They send sexy pictures, and he responds," says the source, according to People, who has spoken with Watts a number of times in jail. "There are a lot of women who think he's handsome and misunderstood. They send a lot of letters." Watts is currently serving a life sentence in federal prison and has bought a lot of stamps and paper from the commissary. It is completely legal for the inmates to communicate with people, as long as there are no threats to anyone's safety. Prisoners are not allowed to receive or send pornography but there are no rules against seductive photos. 

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On August 13, 2018, Watts strangled his wife, Shanann, in their Colorado home. Then he drove her body to a job site at the oil company where he worked. He disposed of his wife's body and then smothered his daughters — Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3 (Screenshot/A&E)

"He's got nothing else to do," says the source. "So he feeds his ego in that way. Because he's not popular at all in prison. He's in protective custody. The only outlet he has is with these letters." Watts strangled his pregnant wife, Shanann, in their Colorado home on August 13, 2018. He then drove to dispose of her lifeless body at a job site at the oil company where he worked. Watts also strangulated his two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3 before dropping their bodies into separate oil tanks. 

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Christopher Watts is in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in Greeley, Colorado. Watts faces nine charges, including several counts of first-degree murder of his wife and his two young daughters.
Christopher Watts is in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on August 21, 2018, in Greeley, Colorado. Watts was convicted of the first-degree murder of his wife and his two young daughters (RJ Sangosti/Getty Images)

Although he maintained his innocence in the beginning, Watts later pleaded guilty to the murders after failing polygraph tests several times and received a life sentence. Cops say the Colorado man confessed to killing them just hours after appealing for help to a TV audience. According to the authorities, Watts had an affair with a co-worker who thought he was already separated. Shanann Watts reached out to a friend and shared her growing concerns about her marriage just days before the murder but she never imagined her life was in danger. 

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Watts is now rotting inside a Wisconsin prison. He has a Bible and several family photos in his cell. He began to receive more emails after the 2020 release of the highly famous or infamous Netflix documentary, based on his heinous crime. The documentary, entitled 'American Murder: The Family NextDoor,' investigated the case from start to finish. "I don't know what he's hoping to get out of these letters," says the source. "But these women are very important to him. They're really all he's got."

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