Chris Watts, who last month was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing his pregnant wife and kids with his bare hands, is getting no shortage of attention from secret admirers.
He’s been receiving plenty of mail, even love letters.
Many of those letters are included alongside dozens of other disturbing details found amongst approximately 4,000 pages worth of documents detailing the case. The documents, obtained by Oxygen.com, were released by the Weld County District Attorney's Office days after Watts was sentenced to life in prison for smothering daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3 and strangling his wife Shanann, who was 15 weeks pregnant at the time.
One investigator noted that he received 17 copies of letters mailed to Watts since his incarceration began and that was only on August 22, just about nine days since Watts killed his family.
By September 7, police noted that he received 10 more letters.
“The letters consisted of personal letters from people asking to be pen pals, some media requests and a couple of hate mails,” police wrote. “Nothing of evidentiary
value can be drawn from the correspondence.”
While the letters don’t contain evidence, they do possess plenty of seemingly amorous feelings toward Watts from some of their authors.
One is from a woman who is doing time for her own crimes. Because her own case was “high profile,” she told Watts she feels connected to him. She then went on to describe her physical appearance.
Another is from a woman who said that she knows in her heart that Chris is a “good guy.”
"I've been watching your interview and I just became attracted to you and your story (don't ask me why) lol. [..] I would really really hope that one day you and I could meet,” she wrote, in a letter full of doodles of hearts.
One woman included a photo of her in a bikini standing on a beach with her letter.
She told him he "honestly [has] one of the kindest faces I've ever seen" and that "I don't even know you, yet I don't want you to feel alone."
Not all the letters are full of adoration, though.
In addition to media requests, one piece of mail could be described as hate mail. It tells Watts to “die bitch.”
It’s not like Watts had any shortage of love before the murders. He had a wife who was dedicated to being with him and to fixing their crumbling marriage. While Shanann was desperately pleading with him to work on their marriage and reportedly buying self-help books for him, Watts was planning his future with his coworker Nichol Kessinger, who even admits that she may have been a catalyst for the murders, according to the newly released documents. The mistress was Googling wedding dresses and making other searches that indicated that she wanted to make their relationship more serious before his family went missing. At that point, records reveal that Kessinger suspected something was odd about Watts' behavior. Sadly, it turned out she was right.
[Photos: Weld County District Attorney’s Office]
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