The Colorado father accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters reportedly appeared unemotional and detached when he was arrested two days after his family was reported missing.
A source close to the investigation reportedly told People that when Chris Watts went through intake on August 15, “He looked like he couldn’t be bothered by the whole thing.”
The 33-year-old man accused of killing his wife Shanann Watts and their 3- and 4-year-old daughters “showed no emotion the entire time,” the source said.
Just the day before, Watts had given an on-camera interview with a local news station pleading for his family to be returned safely. The interview is chilling in retrospect. There, too, Chris Watts appeared eerily calm.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Chris Watts admitted to investigators that he had strangled Shanann, who was 15 weeks pregnant at the time. But according to his arrest affidavit, Chris claimed that he killed his wife “in a rage” after finding her strangling their daughter, while another daughter lay on a bed, appearing blue.
It does not appear that investigators bought his story.
Watts was charged with nine felony counts connected to his family’s murder, including the wrongful termination of Shanann’s pregnancy. He buried the bodies on the property of a petroleum company where he worked until recently.
The affidavit also revealed that Watts had been having an affair with a co-worker. Since then, a man who says he is not the person referenced in the police report said that he also had an affair with the suspect.
Watts is next due in court in November, and is currently being held without bail.