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Chris Watts shared horror truth behind murder of family in sickening letters

Evil killer Chris Watts has described how he murdered his family in sickening letters penned in jail.

The psychotic killer claimed the lives of his pregnant wife and their two daughters in Colorado, USA, in a vile slaughter in 2018.

Watts reportedly described how he had been "thinking about killing" his wife for weeks to author Cheryln Cadle from the Dodge Correctional Institution, Wisconsin, USA.

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He would go on to murder Shannan, 34, and their two daughters Bella, four, and Cece, three.

He travelled 40 miles with Shannan’s body to an active worksite to try and dispose of the corpse.

Bella and Cece were stuffed inside oil barrels, the Mirror reports.

The crimes gained international infamy following the release of the Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door.

On the first attempt, Watts failed to smother his two daughters and decided to move on to his wife.

He said "her eyes filled with blood" while her face was "getting all black with streaks of mascara".

In one of his twisted letters, he wrote: "August 13, morning of, I went to the girls' room first, before Shanann and I had our argument.

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"I went to Bella's room, then Cece's room and used a pillow from their bed (to kill them).

"That's why the cause of death was smothering. After I left Cece's room, then I climbed back in bed with Shanann and our argument ensued."

The two small girls allegedly woke up and followed their deranged father around the house as he dealt with their mother’s body.

"Bella is the only one that put up a fight" as "she knew I was killing her", he said.

"Bella's eyes were bruised and both girls looked like they had been through trauma."

Chris had been hoping to run away with Nicole Kessinger, who he had been having an affair with.

He said he noticed that, when dumping Shannan’s body, she had given birth after her death but that he still felt angry with her.

"When I dug the hole, it seemed a lot deeper than it was. As I pulled on the sheet she rolled out and into the hole.

"I think she had given birth. She landed face down, I remember being so angry with her that I was not going to change how she landed."

Watts tried to hide what he had done but was snared by police after a few days. Chilling CCTV footage shows him lying to police and neighbours before he eventually confessed.

Despite insisting he had killed them spontaneously to start with, he eventually admitted he had planned to commit his crimes, leaving a terrifying admission of this in one of his letters.

"August 12 when I finished putting the girls to bed, I walked away and said ''That's the last time I'm going to be tucking my babies in.''

"I knew what was going to happen the day before and I did nothing to stop it."

Watts was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of murder of a child 12 years or younger, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.


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