During an interview with investigators last month, confessed family killer Chris Watts revealed disturbing new details about his life behind bars and a crime that cost his wife, Shanann, and their two young daughters their lives.
As CrimeOnline has previously reported, Chris Watts was sentenced in November to three consecutive life sentences — and 48 additional years for the death of his unborn child — after admitting to killing his family earlier in the year.
In transcripts of the recent interview made public this week, Watts expressed regret for killing his wife and daughters, indicating that he kept photos of them in his cell.
As Fox News reported, he said he talked to them every day and even recited a memorized children’s book to his youngest daughter.
“I have pictures of my wife and kids in my cell, and every morning and night, I talk to them,” he said. “I have this book I used to read for CeCe, and I remember that book; I read it to her every night.”
In addition to gory details of the murders, Watts discussed the closer relationship with God he said has come from in the aftermath.
“I never knew I could have a relationship with God like I do now,” he said, referencing the “amazing grace” he believes he has found and expressing a hope that he will be able to find the “purpose” in his life.
He also described his daughters’ reaction upon realizing something was wrong on the day of the murders.
“What is wrong with mommy?” asked 4-year-old Bella, Watts said.
Her final words, he added, were, “Daddy, no!”
The younger girl, 3-year-old Celeste, asked if “the exact same thing” that happened to her sister would happen to her.
“I don’t know if I said, ‘Yes,’ like a horrible person or if I just put the blanket over her and did the same thing,” Chris Watts said. “I hear it every day [in prison] when Bella was talking to me.”
[Featured image: Chris Watts, Weld County Sheriff’s Office]