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Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls

August 21st, 2018 | Tags:
Chris Watts is suspected of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters. Photo: BBC News
Chris Watts, 33, had appealed in local media for his family's safe return. Photo: BBC News
Chris Watts, 33, had appealed in local media for his family's safe return. Photo: BBC News
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A Colorado man has been charged with the deaths of his pregnant wife and their daughters last week.

Chris Watts, 33, is facing three counts of first-degree murder and six other counts.

Court papers show he claims it was Shanann Watts, 34, who strangled Celeste, three, and Bella, four, after he told her he wanted to separate.

He told police that "in a rage" he then murdered his wife at their home in the small town of Frederick.

Mr Watts is due in court on (Today) Tuesday, August 21, 2018, to be arraigned.

His nine felony charges include two counts of murdering a child, one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.

Mrs Watts' body was found by authorities on Thursday, buried in a shallow grave near an oil tank on the premises of a petroleum company that her husband had worked for.

The bodies of Bella and Celeste were later discovered inside oil tanks near their mother's grave. Mrs Watts was 15 weeks' pregnant.

According to the affidavit, investigators discovered that Mr Watts was having an affair with a work colleague, which he had denied to police.


1 Response to “Colorado dad charged with killing pregnant wife and girls”

  • Hmm (21/08/2018, 07:53) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    stupid man he is, y kill ur kids and pregnant wife over some fresh pussy gosh!!! u are let down to all man... Please weld his cell door

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