Chris Watt killed his pregnant wife and two daughters. The judge has still kept the case documents sealed which is regrading the case. With time the missing puzzle piece are coming into place.
Local, state and federal law enforcement officials said at a Thursday morning news conference they are still working to piece together the investigation surrounding the deaths of 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her daughters, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella.
Chris Watt faces Investigation
Watts was taken to jail on Wednesday at 11:30 PM after he detained questioning.
Two law enforcement sources told Denver7 Watts had confessed to killing his wife and daughters. He faces investigation on one count of first-degree murder after deliberation; two counts of first-degree murder – position of trust; and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.
Weld County prosecutors will have until Monday afternoon to file formal charges against Watts. The unsealed affidavit would likely provide more details about what police know that led them to arrest Watts in the deaths of his family.
New details at Thursday afternoon court hearing
Prosecutors have a 3:30 p.m. Monday deadline to file charges, and Watts will learn what formal charges he might face at a 10:30 a.m. Tuesday court hearing. Watts will be held without bond pending his next court appearance.
Chris Watts gave interview, pleaded for wife and daughters to come home
Watts gave an interview to Denver7’s Tomas Hoppough on Tuesday, a day after the three were reported missing.
In the interview, he tells a detailed version of what he claims happened when Shanann and their daughters Bella and Celeste went missing, including that he and his wife “had an emotional conversation” before he allegedly last saw her.
“I mean, she wasn’t here. The kids weren’t here. Nobody was here,” Watts claimed.
He also made a direct plea for Shanann and the girls to come home.
“Shanann, Bella, Celeste: If you’re out there, just come back. Like if somebody has her, just bring her back. I need to see everybody. This house is not complete without anybody here. Please bring ‘em back,” he said.