CBI: Christopher Watts Provided Additional Information on Murder of Wife, Children
Christopher Watts provided investigators with additional information into the deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters during an interview with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, FBI and Frederick Police Department last month.
A news release from CBI stated that the agency plans to release a written report and audio recording of a Feb. 18 interview on Thursday.
Christopher Watts, 33, is currently serving multiple consecutive life sentences for the for killing his wife, Shanann, 34, and the couple’s two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, and disposing of their bodies in a rural Weld County oil field in August.
Shanann Watts and her daughters were reported missing by a family friend. Christopher Watts denied any involvement and appeared on local television pleading for his family’s safe return, but eventually told police that he killed his wife after she killed the couple’s daughters.
He pleaded guilty to murdering all three in November in exchange for prosecutors not seeking the death penalty.
According to the CBI, investigators spoke with Christopher Watts to gain further insight into the case. He provided further information during the interview. The agency said that it would not release details on the interview ahead of the report being released Thursday.
CNN reported Tuesday that Bella allegedly pleaded with her father not to kill her after becoming aware her younger sister and mother were dead. An attorney for Shanann Watts’ family revealed the information on Tuesday’s episode of “Dr. Phil” show.
During the episode, attorney Steven Lambert said that Bella said “Please Daddy, don’t do to me what you just did to Cece.” Bella reportedly had walked in on her father wrapping her mother’s body in a sheet before making the statement, the network reported.
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