Colorado man pleads guilty to wife and daughter’s murders

 Chris Watts, seen here shortly after his arrest in August, pled guilty to all nine charges against him

Chris Watts, seen here shortly after his arrest in August, pled guilty to all nine charges against him

A Colorado man, Chris Watts, has pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and daughters.

The district attorney agreed to drop the death penalty in exchange for Mr Watts accepting all nine charges against him as part of a plea bargain.

Shanann Watts, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their daughters, Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were reported missing in August.

The children’s bodies were found in oil tanks by their mother’s shallow grave.

Watts was formally charged with murder, tampering with deceased bodies and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

He had previously claimed that after telling his wife he was having an affair, she had killed one of their children and was trying to kill another when he attacked her.

Watts could now reportedly face three consecutive life terms at a sentencing hearing, scheduled for 19 November.

A Colorado man, Chris Watts, has pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and daughters.

The district attorney agreed to drop the death penalty in exchange for Mr Watts accepting all nine charges against him as part of a plea bargain.

Shanann Watts, 34, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their daughters, Celeste, three, and Bella, four, were reported missing in August.

The children’s bodies were found in oil tanks by their mother’s shallow grave.

Watts was formally charged with murder, tampering with deceased bodies and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.

He had previously claimed that after telling his wife he was having an affair, she had killed one of their children and was trying to kill another when he attacked her.

Watts could now reportedly face three consecutive life terms at a sentencing hearing, scheduled for 19 November.

BBC

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