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CO SHANANN, BELLA, & CELESTE WATTS: Missing from Frederick, CO - 13 Aug 2018 - Age 34, 4, 3 *Deceased*

Discussion in 'Located/Resolved' started by SheWhoMustNotBeNamed, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    He reminds me so much of Scott Peterson, I wonder if the woman he was having an affair with even knew he was married. :(
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  2. MicciStellaBoGi

    MicciStellaBoGi SwissMiss still in the PNW

    it is jus so sad...
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  3. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Shanann Watts: Funeral for Pregnant Mom and Two Daughters to Be Held in North Carolina
    By Kathy Campbell

    Murdered mom Shanann Watts, her two daughters and unborn son will be remembered at a funeral in North Carolina on Saturday, September 1.
    Shanann’s brother, Frankie Rzucek, announced the funeral details in a Facebook postOpens a New Window. on Saturday, August 25, revealing that the funeral mass will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and asking the media “to keep their distance.”

    An obituary in the Sandhills SentinelOpens a New Window. states that a live stream of the service will be provided on the Boles Funeral Homes & Crematory Facebook pageOpens a New Window.. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Shanann and her children to the Lupus Foundation of America, the Frederick Colorado Police Department Missing Persons Division or St. Jude’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

    More at: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/shanann-watts-funeral-for-mom-daughters-to-be-held-in-north-carolina/
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  4. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    Scuttlebutt says he had a "distraction" at work & at least one other on an online meet-up site. But, he had given some thought to the matter as far back as 2012.

    Chris Watts 2012 speech about relationships & commitments deteriorating,
    infidelity & revitalizing marriage.

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  5. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

    In court papers released on Monday, investigators said they learned Mr Watts was “actively involved in an affair with a co-worker,” something he denied in earlier conversations with police.

    Three of the four names put forward as Mr Watts’ possible mistresses are long-haired brunettes like his wife while the fourth is a blonde, married family friend with young children of her own.

    Some of the women worked alongside Christopher and Shanann as brand promoters for the Le-Vel company, which makes weight loss patches, while one is employed with Anadarko Petroleum, where Watts was an operator.

    As speculation intensifies over the identity of his so-called mistress, a forensic profiler has detailed chilling personality similarities between Mr Watts and Scott Peterson, who murdered his pregnant wife Laci in California in 2002 to be with his lover.....

    Body language experts quickly spotted signs Mr Watts was lying, noting self-soothing, protective behaviour such as rocking on his feet and crossing his arms tightly.....

    Forensic profiler Dale Yeager says Mr Watts presents as a less charismatic version of Scott Peterson....

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  6. guess who

    guess who Bronze Member

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  7. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    What's next for the Colorado murder case against Christopher Watts?

    Weeks after Christopher Watts was arrested on suspicion of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters, many questions remain unanswered.

    Watts, 33, is not scheduled to appear in court again until Nov. 19 for a status conference, but it's not known what, if any, new information may be discussed at that time. The investigation into Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts' deaths is ongoing, so official information from investigators will continue to be scarce.

    In several news conferences since Watts' Aug. 15 arrest, Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke has declined to answer any questions about the investigation, citing the ongoing nature of the case.

    What's next in the case?

    ► A funeral for Shanann Watts, 34, and her daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, has been planned in North Carolina for Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. Mountain time, and the services will be live streamed on the Boles Funeral Home and Crematory Facebook page at the request of the family.

    ► The Weld County Coroner's Office conducted autopsies of all three victims on Aug. 17, but they will not release any information on the results, county coroner Carl Blesch said in an email, including the causes and times of their deaths, due to the ongoing investigation. It's possible autopsy results won't be released to the public until after the criminal case against Christopher Watts has concluded.

    ► It's unknown if the case will proceed to trial or if the district attorney's office will make a plea agreement available to Christopher Watts.

    Assuming no plea agreement is reached, the likely next court appearance after the scheduled November status conference would be an arraignment, during which time Watts would plead guilty or not guilty to the charges against him.

    ► If Watts were to be convicted of any of the murder charges he faces, he would likely at least receive a sentence of life in prison. The case does qualify for the death penalty, but Rourke said it was "way too soon" to discuss the possibility of his office pursuing the capital punishment.

    The district attorney has 63 days after Watts is arraigned to decide if they are pursuing the death penalty. He hasn't been arraigned yet.

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  8. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Shan'ann Watts' Brother Speaks out About 'Horrific' Murders: 'We Lost So Much in a Blink of an Eye'

    September 07, 2018 09:57 AM

    Shan’ann Watts‘ younger brother spoke out on Friday about the triple slaying of his pregnant sister and his two young nieces — and he expressed his gratitude to the community that has supported his family since the deaths last month.

    “I wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who has helped us in every way possible,” Frankie Rzucek wrote on Facebook early Friday. “From best friends and family to people from all over THE WORLD.”

    “Its truly an honor and a blessing to be a part of this family,” he continued. “Its an [indescribable] feeling when people all over the globe reach out just to send their condolences or be a listening ear.”

    “To my beautiful Sister Shanann, you’re truly an inspiration,” he wrote. “Now the world can see why I always looked up to you and I promise to carry on your legacy. Love always, your little brother. Xoxo

    Read more: https://people.com/crime/shanann-watts-brother-speaks-colorado-triple-murders/
  9. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Judge in Christopher Watts case orders prosecution to give autopsy to defense

    The Weld County District Court judge handling the Christopher Watts case has ordered the prosecution to provide autopsy reports to Watts' defense attorneys by Tuesday after they accused the prosecution of withholding evidence.

    Judge Marcelo Kopcow also denied the defense's motion for a protective order that would prohibit the Weld County Sheriff's Office from disclosing information about confidential jail visits.

    Kopcow in his ruling filed Friday, said the prosecution must hand deliver the autopsy reports to the defense by Tuesday. The defense will have until this upcoming Friday to respond or object to the motion to keep the reports from being released, and the prosecution can reply by Oct. 2.

    The Weld County Coroner will keep the reports confidential until the court files an order on the issue.

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  10. Skitt

    Skitt Well-Known Member

    I really was not expecting this:

    Chris Watts, status conference today......

    He pled guilty to all three murders in exchange for life in prison, avoids death penalty


    He pleaded guilty Tuesday to all nine counts he was originally charged with in August: three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation, two counts of first-degree murder – victim under 12/position of trust, one count of first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.

    In court Tuesday, Watts was wearing a bulletproof vest and wept between pleas. Shanann's family was sitting in the front row of the courtroom as Watts pleaded guilty
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  11. Skitt

    Skitt Well-Known Member

    Sentencing scheduled for November 19


    But another question remains: Why did he do it?

    “We believe that we have a partial motive,” Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke told reporters later Tuesday, after Chris, 33, pleaded guilty to nine charges including first-degree murder.

    “I’m not sure if it’s the entirety of the motive, but I will be happy to comment on that following sentencing,” Rourke said.
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  12. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Rourke said at a press conference that the plea deal was made with the support of Shanann Watts’ family, and after he explained what he called the "extraordinary delays that currently exist" in Colorado in putting prisoners to death.

    "They were very strongly in favor of a resolution in this case short of the death penalty," Rourke said. Rourke recounted a conversation with Shanann Watts' mother, Sandra Rzucek, that helped make the decision.

    "Sandy said it very, very poignantly to me. She said, 'he made the choice to take those lives. I do not want to be in a position of making the choice to take his,'" Rourke said. "And so that's about as firmly as she could have said it to me, and that was very compelling to all of us as we were talking about how to proceed on this case."


    Glad to know Shanann's family is in support of the plea.
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  13. Dobrev

    Dobrev Well-Known Member


    Me too. This seemed like it was a bit of an injustice... why should he get to live when they have had their lives terminated. BUT, yes. If Shanann's family are in support of this, then I'm glad. They have been spared the trial.

    But this is all for the benefit of himself. Chris did not do this to spare them or because of remorse. He has done this only to save himself. IMO. What an awful human.
  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I talked to a mother of a murdered woman and she said that life in prison is better because with the death penalty there are a lot more appeals and it just goes on and on and on. That's in California, but I would guess that Colorado might be the same way.
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  15. Dobrev

    Dobrev Well-Known Member

    Too true. How many lives do those like Scott Peterson have? He's been on death row since being convicted yet he is still torturing Laci's family with his "I'm innocent" story.
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  16. Skitt

    Skitt Well-Known Member

    I am starting to agree. I used to think a death penalty was the worst, but they get all the appeals they want. They only get a couple chances with the life sentence, and they don't get as pampered with being isolated from other monsters. Much easier on the family of victims.
  17. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Colorado man sentenced to life without parole for killing wife and 2 daughters

    A Colorado man was sentenced to life without parole Monday after pleading guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site.


    Members of Shanann Watts' family gave emotional testimony during the hearing Monday. Shanann Watts' father called Chris Watts and "evil monster."

    "How dare you take the lives of my daughter, Bella, Celeste and Nico," Frank Rzucek said. "I trusted you to take care of them, not kill them."

    Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said Watts strangled his wife to death with his hands in an "uncontrolled, vengeful manner" after an argument.


    He then smothered the girls, 3 and 4, Rourke said. Defensive wounds on Bella Watts' body showed that the child fought for her life, Rourke said.

  18. Skitt

    Skitt Well-Known Member

  19. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Bless the medical examiner. That's gotta be a rough job on most days. But to do the examination on those sweet girls..... I could barely read it.
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  20. Dobrev

    Dobrev Well-Known Member

    Mistress of Colorado man who killed kids, pregnant wife searched for wedding dresses days before deaths: report

    The Colorado woman who was dating Chris Watts when he killed his pregnant wife and two young children reportedly made a number of online searches seemingly related to the couple’s possible future together, including for wedding dresses.

    Nichol Kessinger, who previously revealed to The Denver Post that she “believed” Watts when he told her he was nearing the close of his divorce proceedings, looked up “marrying your mistress” on Google and spent more than two hours browsing the search engine “for wedding dresses,” according to investigative documents from the Weld County District Attorney’s Office that were acquired by People.

    The searches reportedly occurred on Aug. 4 and Aug. 8, respectively – not long before Watts’ wife, Shanann – who at the time was 15 weeks pregnant – and their two daughters were reported missing that month.

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