Shanann Watts' family hopes that the release of Chris Watts’ new confession will put to rest residual rumors that Shanann herself killed their children.
“I’m glad that it’s gonna shut up all the people who still say that Shanann did it,” her brother Frankie Rzucek says in a preview of an upcoming episode of “Dr. Phil.”
The first part of the two-part special aired Tuesday and it discussed new details from the killer’s most recent confession, which the Colorado Bureau of Investigation plans to release the audio of on Thursday to the media.
Chris Watts was convicted last year of killing his pregnant wife Shanann and their daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, with his bare hands. Late last year, he was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murders.
Before he was arrested for their murders, Chris claimed it was Shanann that killed the children. During the early stages of his first confession, Chris admitted that yes, he killed Shanann but claimed he did so after she killed their children.
Watts whispered to his father, referencing his wife, during that confession, which has been obtained by Oxygen.com. “She ... she smothered them ... they were smothered.”
Dr. Phil McGraw stated on Tuesday’s episode that Shanann’s parents “had to sit there with the entire world hearing this son-of-a-bitch say that their daughter murdered their two children.”
The family is glad that the new confession will hopefully put that rumor to rest as in the new confession Chris admits that it was him who killed the whole family.
The second part of the “Dr. Phil” Watts coverage is scheduled to air on Monday, March 11 and it features an interview with Shanann’s parents Frank and Sandy Rzucek and her brother Frankie.
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