A source who has been in contact with Chris Watts reportedly said that he is feeling regret about murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters.
A family friend who reportedly asked to be identified as “Kim” told People magazine that Watts seems to be feeling the weight of his crimes and the lives he stole.
“He’s sad that everyone is hurting,” the woman said. “He wishes he could go back in time. He wish he had handled things differently.”
The source’s relationship to Watts is not known, and it is also not known how she communicates with the confessed killer.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, a report earlier this week indicated that Watts was considering appealing his conviction, which was based on his own guilty plea to murdering Shanann Watts and their two young daughters Bella and Celeste in August.
An unnamed source told People magazine that Watts was “exploring his options” for an appeal, but noted that he likely would not be able to afford legal representation. It is not clear on what grounds Watts would attempt to appeal the conviction, and it is very rare for a guilty plea to be reversed without new evidence.
In a February interview with investigators, Watts gave a detailed account of the morning he murdered his wife and two daughters, and shared new details about the day they all died — including the fact that Bella and Celeste were alive as he drove with their mother’s dead body to an oil field, where he then killed his daughters.