So sad. What has the world turned to?
On Tuesday, Christopher Watts a Colorado resident pleaded guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their two children after striking a deal with prosecutors in order to avoid death penalties.
Watts pleaded guilty to nine counts; four counts of murder (one for each child, his wife and their unborn child), unlawful termination of pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.
Watts had initially denied the murders which happened in August this year. Now, he is likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
Watts’ wife Shanann, 34, and their two daughters Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were found dead in August in oil tanks days after he reported them missing and made shifty television appearances pleading for them to come home.
According to a report by daily mail, Christopher’s wife was 15 weeks pregnant with a baby boy. It later emerged that Watts, 33, had been cheating on his wife.
The plea deal was approved by Shanann’s family who told the district attorney they did not want to end his life as he did their daughter’s and grandchildren’s.
As part of the deal, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the first four counts which are of murder.