WHAT MADE COLORADO DAD TURN KILLER
TWISTED killer Chris Watts, America’s most evil dad, hid his sick fantasies, longsimmering hatred and perverse bloodlust from family, friends and neighbors before he strangled his pregnant wife and two young daughters in a case that shocked the country! Now, The National ENQUIRER has analyzed hundreds of hours of video, thousands of pages of files from the
FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Frederick Police Department, and consulted with the country’s top psychologists and analysts to get inside the head of a remorseless monster!
To most people in his life, 33-year-old Watts seemed like a normal guy who would barely raise his voice — let alone a fist. He had no previous arrests, hadn’t publicly displayed antisocial behavior and had no documented history of violence. But the seemingly doting dad spun out of control, becoming a cold-blooded killer who lied to loved ones and lawmen as he invented a paper-thin story about the disappearance and deaths of pregnant wife Shanann and children Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.
The first sign Watts had become a psychopath was his calm demeanor when arrested for the triple homicide, according to body language expert Susan Constantine. “Police cuffed him for the most heinous crime imaginable, but he appeared as if he couldn’t be bothered. No emotion — that’s the epitome of a psychopath,” she said. After two days of questioning, Watts caved. But he concocted a horrific story and blamed his wife for killing their kids, which he claimed sent him into a rage and caused him to strangle her! During a recorded interview with detectives, Watts asked to see his father. Once they were alone, he confessed. “I freaked out, you understand me? It was rage,” said Watts. “My babies are gone — and I put my hands around my wife’s neck and did that same thing.”
But detectives knew he was lying.
“He said, ‘She choked them,’ in a whispering voice. When a person’s voice lowers like that — it shows what they did. He told the truth, he just projected it on somebody else,” said Constantine. Though Watts’ transformation seemed sudden, investigators said he’d methodically planned the murders.
In 2017, Watts was an outof-shape, henpecked husband. Police files revealed how a friend said Shanann had stopped listening to Watts and claimed he “didn’t know anything” — words his young children started to repeat. Disgruntled, Watts moved into the basement of their Colorado home and worked out obsessively, regaining his confidence.
But as Shanann started earning more money selling health supplements, Watts grew more detached — and hunted for hookups on dating apps, meeting up with a mistress for wild sex sessions.