Chris Watts says he has pictures of his murdered wife and 2 daughters in his prison cell and talks to them every day

Colorado Bureau of Investigation/FacebookChris Watts, left, is currently serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife Shanann and daughters Bella and Celeste, right.
  • In a new interview with investigators last month, Chris Watts spoke candidly for the first time about the murder of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
  • The 33-year-old Colorado man said he has pictures of his wife Shanann and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, in his prison cell.
  • He told investigators he talks to them every day and every night.

The Colorado man who strangled his pregnant wife and then smothered their two daughters after starting an affair with a co-worker said he talks to photos of his murdered family members he has hanging in his prison cell.

Chris Watts spoke candidly about the murders for the first time last month, in a new interview with investigators at the federal prison where he is serving three life sentences without the possibility of parole. INSIDER obtained transcripts and audio of the interview from the Colorado Bureau of Investigations on Thursday.

The 33-year-old Colorado man revealed to investigators that he has pictures of his wife Shanann and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, hanging up in his prison cell.

He said he talks to the photos every day and every night. For the girls, he said he reads a favourite book of Cece’s that he remembers by heart.


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He also said he reads them scriptures. At another point in the interview, Watts detailed how he has grown more spiritual since entering prison, reading the Bible cover to cover.

Watts struck a deal with prosecutors in November, agreeing to plead guilty to murdering his wife and daughters. While his guilty plea assumed responsibility for all three murders, he had previously claimed that he only killed Shanann after she smothered their daughters.

In the new interview, Watts changed his story and admitted to killing all three, giving a gruesome blow-by-blow of how the murders played out. He blamed the murders on pent up anger he had toward his wife, which he alleged was from her driving a wedge between him and his family.

Text messages and phone records from Shanann’s last days show she was worried her husband had grown distant, suspected him of cheating, and was trying to save their marriage.

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