The parents of Shanann Watts and their family attorney will appear on an upcoming episode of “Dr. Phil,” when they are expected to reveal more about a recent interview Chris Watts gave investigators about the murders of his pregnant wife and two young daughters, Bella and Celeste.
Watts pleaded guilty to all three murders in November, and is serving multiple life sentences at a Wisconsin prison. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Watts is said to have given new information about the murders in a February interview with investigators from multiple agencies, including the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and local police from Frederick, Colorado.
In a press release, the “Dr. Phil” show announced that Shannan Watts’ parents Frank and Sandra Rzucek will appear on a two-part show along with their attorney, and are expected to reveal more about what the release described as Chris Watts’ “full confession,” including the last words of his 4-year-old daughter, Bella, who Watts is believed to have asphyxiated. Prosecutors said Watts smothered the girls and strangled his wife, according to People.
According to the upcoming report of the interview, Bella “pleaded” with her father before her death.
Initially, Watts tried to pin the blame for his daughters’ murders on Shannan, who he claimed he killed in a “rage” on an August morning at their home in Frederick when he saw that she had strangled the girls. He later confessed to all three murders in a surprise plea agreement. Authorities did not share details about the defendant’s reversal or how his story of their deaths changed as he confessed to killing all three family members. The CBI is expected to release a full audio and written transcript of Watts’ recent interview with investigators on March 7.
Watts was having an affair with a co-worker, Nichol Kessinger, at the time of the murders.
The “Dr. Phil” episodes will air on March 5 and March 11.
[Feature image: Bella Watts/Facebook]