- Chris Watts is charged with the murder of his pregnant wife, Shanann, 34, and his daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella.
- The 33-year-old had been sitting in Weld County Jail in Greeley, Colorado, since his arrest in August.
- He is on suicide watch. Insiders have said he feels like “no one understands him.”
Chris Watts, who is charged with the murder of his pregnant wife and two daughters, is on suicide watch as he awaits trial and feels like “no one understands him,” an insider told PEOPLE.
Watts was arrested in August and charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife, Shanann, 34, and his daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella.
The 33-year-old from Colorado told police he killed his wife by strangling because she had already killed their daughters, but investigators have found no evidence of his claims, according to a police affidavit released in August.
Watts, who is sitting in Weld County Jail in Greeley, Colorado, is now on suicide watch 23 hours a day and spends the other hour each day alone in a common room with only a communal newspaper.
“He feels like no one understands him, and nobody knows what happened,” an insider told PEOPLE of Watts’ current emotional state. “He thinks if they did understand, they’d realise he’s not the monster everyone says he is.”
Another source told PEOPLE that Watts is “not doing well at all” and that “depression is setting in.”
Watts has not entered a plea deal in the case and is due back in court in November. He could face life in prison or the death penalty if he is convicted.
Shanann, Bella, and Celeste were reported missing on August 13, and their bodies were found three days later at an oil site where Watts worked.
Shanann’s body was found in a shallow grave and the two children were found submerged in oil tanks.
According to a police affidavit released last month, Watts said Shanann strangled their children after he told her he wanted a separation.
Watts claimed he saw Shanann “actively strangling” their younger child on a baby monitor and that he could see their older daughter “sprawled” on the bed and that she was “blue.”
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