There are some crimes that just shake people to their core, which is the only way to describe the one that Chris Watt's committed on on August 13, 2018 when he brutally murdered his wife and two daughters. Now everyone who has been following the case can take an even closer look as a new documentary is in the works that has set out to expose why he did it, how it happened, and how he finally confessed.
Now convict Chris Watts is serving life in prison after he finally admitted to the murders, which he originally denied as he played the role of heartbroken husband and father originally.
The brand new REELZ documentary, called Capturing Chris Watts, sheds light on the troubling details of this triple murder, according to Cosmopolitan. The documentary aims to dive deep into the gut wrenching scenes and details from the investigation and really hone in on his downward spiral.
On that fateful morning in August, only hours after his wife Shannon, and daughters Bell and Celeste Watts were reported missing, Chris, then 34 recorded a few live interviews where he opened up about his grief. He even shed tears as he played the role of a doting husband and loving father. Later, as he was confronted with undeniable police evidece, he broke down and admitted what actually happened.
He shared that he woke up angry, and killed a pregnant Shannon 34 — who was pregnant at the time of the murder, carrying their not-yet-born son, Nico. She didn’t fight back, and he buried her body in a shallow grave. He then admitted to killing his daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, after driving them to an oil field where he worked. Shortly after they arrived, Chris killed them in the car and left their bodies in the oil tanks.
Officials were able to find video footage of him placing his family members’ bodies onto his truck, which then lead to his confession.
Chris pled guilty to five counts of first-degree murder as part of a plea deal on November 6, 2018, after the death penalty was removed from sentencing. He was given five life sentences without the possibility of parole, three to be served consecutively and two to be served concurrently.
The documentary promises 200 hours of never-before-seen police bodycam footage and surveillance footage from security cameras around the Watts’s Colorado home.