Shanann's brother hopes Chris Watts' confession will 'shut up' all the people who still say she killed her own daughters
Frankie Rzucek, Shanann Watts' brother, appeared on an exclusive two-part special of 'The Dr. Phil Show' that features interviews with her family
The family of murdered pregnant mother Shanann Watts is hoping that the release of the new confession by her husband and killer Chris Watts will put all the rumors of her being the one who killed the couple's two young daughters to rest.
Frankie Rzucek, Shanann's brother, said in of 'The Dr. Phil Show': "I’m glad that it’s gonna shut up all the people who still say that Shanann did it." The first episode of the two-part special aired on March 5.
The special discussed brand new details from the convicted triple murderer's most recent confession which the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) plans to release an audio file of to the media on March 7.
Watts was sentenced without parole on November 19 of killing pregnant wife Shanann and their daughters — 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste — with his bare hands, Oxygen reported.
After the father was arrested for the murders of his family, he had first claimed that it had been Shanann who killed their children. In the early stages of his confession to the heinous crimes, he admitted that he did kill his pregnant wife but did it only because he saw her killing their children on the baby monitor.
Watts can be seen in one confession video whispering to his father while talking about his wife: "She... She smothered them... They were smothered." Dr. Phil McGraw said on the March 5 episode that Shanann's devastated parents "had to sit there with the entire world hearing this son-of-a-bitch say that their daughter murdered her two children".
The family has said that they are glad that the new confession from their former son-in-law will be able to set the record straight that it had been him the whole time who killed Shanann, Bella, and Celeste. Part 2 of the Dr. Phil exclusive will air on March 11 and it will feature interviews with Shanann’s parents Frank and Sandy Rzucek and her brother Frankie.
As we had reported, Steven Lambert, who is the lawyer representing Shanann's family in the wrongful death lawsuit, claimed that the Rzucek family were only now informed of just how violently the father carried out the murders.
The whole incident allegedly started with 15-week pregnant Shanann threatening to keep Bella and Celeste away from her husband after she found out about his affair. This led to the man brutally killing all three of them and 4-year-old Bella reportedly spent her last moments alive begging Watts to not kill her.
Lambert told Dr. Phil: "The night in question Shanann came home, she and Chris had got into a fight. They made up. They were getting along really well. Later on, they got into a fight again. In that fight, he essentially confessed to having an affair, and that he wanted a divorce. That it was pretty much over between them, and she had said something to the effect of, 'Well, you're not going to see the kids again'."
The lawyer then added: "As a consequence of that conversation, he strangled her to death." The clip ended with Lambert revealing to Dr. Phil: "Bella walked in and asked 'What are you doing to mommy?'"