A new Netflix documentary about the murder of Shanann Watts and her two young daughters show the final texts between Shanann and her husband Chris Watts, hours before he killed her.
According to a preview clip of “American Murder: The Family Next Door” obtained by People magazine, Shanann was planning a dinner for her family — but she would be dead before she could prepare the meal.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Shanann Watts had just returned from a business trip the August 2018 morning that Chris Watts strangled her in her bed. After attempting to fatally smother his daughters Bella and Celeste, who survived his initial attempt to kill them, he drove the 4-and-3-year old girls along with their mother’s dead body to an oil field where he buried Shanann and smothered or strangled his daughters before dropping them into separate oil tanks.
Watts had been having an affair with Nichol Kessinger, a woman he met at work, while a pregnant Shanann was preparing for their third child and desperately trying to save their marriage as Chris became more cold and distant.
The clip shows that Shanann asked Chris via text message what vegetables he wanted with dinner the following night.
Using an emoji, Chris replied, “Broccoli works. Green beans work, too.”
Shanann replied by saying she will buy those ingredients, along with salad and spinach, at Costco tomorrow and asked if there’s anything he wants to add to the grocery list.
Chris said he didn’t and then asks her if her plane, which had been delayed by several hours, had taken off. Shanann replied that she is boarded and preparing for takeoff.
“Prayers for safe flight! Love you,” Shanann replied, adding a emojis that represent a kiss.
It is unclear from the clip if Chris Watts replied to that last message.
Chris Watts confessed to the murders and pleaded guilty. He is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
American Murder: The Family Next Door premieres on Netflix on Wednesday, September 30.
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