Only one day later, Watts (33) was arrested on suspicion of murdering his family. His wife, Shannan was 34 years old and pregnant with their unborn son. They also had two daughters, Bella (4) and Celeste (3).
As if Watts’ slaughter of his family was not horrendous enough, this case has become even more bizarre.
Despite confessing to the murders of his wife and children, Watts has been receiving love letters from fans while he is in prison.
They are from women who have become obsessed with him. To any rational human being, a murderer attracting this kind of attention from strangers is impossible to understand.
HuffPost has reported that documentation relating to the case was released due to a Freedom of Information Act request.
There were thousands of notes on the case, including photos of the crime scene, as well as the letters that had been sent to Watts.
Snippets from the love letters are mindboggling considering that Watts confessed to the murders.
A 39-year-old woman from Colorado told him, “I want to get to know you soooo bad its not even funny.”
She also proclaimed that she would be the happiest girl alive if he responded to her letter.
She is convinced of his innocence regardless of his testimony.
Here is a copy of the hashtags included in her letter: #TEAMCHRIS, #CHRISISINNOCENT, #LOVEHIM, and #SOOOOCUTE.
Starting from the time that he was awaiting trial for the atrocious crimes, Watts began receiving letters from these crazed supporters.
A woman named Candace wrote, “In my heart, you are a great guy,” and he also got messages of support from another woman saying, “I’m hoping to brighten your days.” What could have motivated this outpouring of affection for a cold-blooded murderer?
What drove this idea of a “connection” with Chris Watts that these women were experiencing?
What can we learn about their mental states from their protestations of fondness for him?
What was the woman, who sent him a photo of herself posing in a bikini, thinking concerning this despicable killer?
Devotion For A Man Who Killed His Whole Family?
In court, on November 6, Chris Watts pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of his wife and two daughters, as well as the unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and tampering with a deceased human body.
It is impossible to understand how this could encourage any feelings other than revulsion.
However, for some women, the sight of him in the courtroom inspired feelings of love and attraction.
Watts received five life sentences for the murders of his wife and daughters.
He avoided the death penalty by accepting a plea bargain if he confessed to the crimes.