Man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife and young daughters

Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

Christopher Watts, the Frederick man accused of killing his wife and young daughters, pleaded guilty to murder, the judge said on Tuesday.

Christopher Watts, 33, pleaded guilty to all nine counts against him - including five counts of first-degree murder - in the deaths of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, whose bodies were found on the property of an oil and gas company where Christopher Watts worked in August, according to a press release from Colorado's 19th Judicial District.

He arrived the court wearing a bullet proof vest and sobbed each time he pleaded guilty to each of the nine charges.

Nevertheless, Mrs Watts had written upbeat social media posts about her daughters, pregnancy and love for her husband not long before she died. Her brother looked steadily at Watts throughout the hearing, which lasted about 30 minutes.

Watts reported his wife and their girls, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, missing August 13 from their home in Frederick, a town about 30 miles north of Denver.

Their bodies were found hidden in a Colorado oil field, news accounts say, with Shannan Watts buried in a shallow grave and the girls dumped into an oil tank.

Investigators discovered Watts was "actively involved in an affair with a co-worker", which he had denied during an earlier interview.

At the time of her disappearance in August, according to an arrest affidavit, Christopher Watts initially told police officers he had just informed his wife that he wanted a separation.

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After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Watts stood on his porch in Colorado and told reporters how much he missed them.

After visiting Shanann Watts' family in North Carolina and speaking with other prosecutors in Colorado, Rourke said he made the decision not to pursue the death penalty.

"I was not willing to entertain any further concessions above and beyond removing the death penalty", he said. "I don't want to be in the position to make that choice to take his, '" Rourke said. "I know that that will never be fully realized because, obviously, the tragedy that sits before us today is the loss of four handsome lives (including Shanann's unborn baby)".

Rourke said Tuesday that investigators never believed that Watts was being entirely truthful.

Rourke said he hoped the agreement would bring some measure of closure for the family, who were present during the court hearing and the press conference.

When asked how he feels, Rourke said "sick" and "saddened".

'No one wins today. "The spotlight shines directly where it belongs: On him".

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