It's been almost a year since Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife Shanann and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste. Watts, who was revealed to be having an affair with a co-worker, finally admitted to the murders after initially reporting his family missing. After he confessed to strangling Shanann he said he only killed her after discovering that she had murdered their two daughters. Eventually, he admitting to murdering his family, burying his wife in a shallow grave and then dumping the bodies of his two daughters in oil tanks.
Watts, who is currently serving four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole, has been the subject of the HLN special: Killer Dad: Chris Watts Speaks. In the series, a number of people close to Watts spoken out, and two women who began to visit the convicted murder after he was jailed have stated in the HLN special that Watts now wants to 'make up' for killing his pregnant wife and daughters.
One of the women who visit Watts every two or three weeks told producers of the true-crime series that the convicted murderer is "truly remorseful" for what he'd done. "Chris has said that he feels like there was an evil spirit that took over him, that he felt like somebody was physically taking his hand and making him strangle his wife and children," the woman who called herself Anna stated.
Another woman who called herself Kate and hid her identity from the cameras admitted to visiting Watts between seven and eight times. "He’s truly sorry, he’s truly remorseful," Kate said. Despite having an affair behind his pregnant wife's back and even accusing her of murdering their two daughters, Kate says Watts only speaks highly of Shanann from his prison cell. "When Chris talks to me about Shannan, he talks to me about how great she was and how much he loved her," Kate said. "He adored his wife and he adored his kids."
Anna told HLN that Watts "wishes he could kiss them and hug them again and that they would have a normal life." She also stated that Watts felt as though Nicole Kessinger, the woman he was having an affair with, was to blame for his actions.
"Chris feels that if the affair would have never happened and [Nicole Kessinger] would have never came into his life, that the murders would never have happened," Anna stated. "He thinks that she had this strong control over him, that he describes like a ‘leash’ that he wasn’t able to get off of or get away from, and he thinks that that has played a role in what happened."
Anna says that the man, now known for killing his family, is feeling remorse and regret over his actions. "He tells me he wishes he could hear Bella and CeCe say, ‘I love you, daddy.’"