Chris Watts killed his wife Shanann and daughters Bella and Celeste. Picture: Supplied
Chris Watts killed his wife Shanann and daughters Bella and Celeste. Picture: Supplied

Killer dad moved amid safety fears

Killer dad Chris Watts has been forced to be relocated out of a Colorado prison and amid concerns for his safety.

Watts, 33, was sentenced to life in prison on November 19 for the murder of his pregnant wife, Shanann and his two young daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste.

Chris Watts and Shanann Watts with their daughters, Bella and Celeste. Picture: Facebook
Chris Watts and Shanann Watts with their daughters, Bella and Celeste. Picture: Facebook

Watts, pleaded guilty to the charges against him on November 6.

"It's for safety and security, not just for him, but for our staff, everyone," said Mark Fairbairn, a Department of Corrections spokesman, as reported by The Denver Post.

Chris Watts and his wife Shanann. Picture: Facebook
Chris Watts and his wife Shanann. Picture: Facebook

It has been speculated that Watts is very popular among fellow prisoners, who don't take lightly to child killers.

Watts has also undergone a remarkable physical transformation, shaving his beard off and dropping 13 kilograms.

Chris Watts. Picture: AP
Chris Watts. Picture: AP

 

Chris Watts has shaved his beard and lost 13 kilograms. Picture: Supplied
Chris Watts has shaved his beard and lost 13 kilograms. Picture: Supplied

It has not been disclosed where Watts will be transferred.

Watts strangled his wife and smothered his daughters and disposed their bodies in an oilfield where he worked on August 13.

In a court document these images show Chris Watts' and Nichol Kessinger's romance. Picture: Weld County District Attorney's office
In a court document these images show Chris Watts' and Nichol Kessinger's romance. Picture: Weld County District Attorney's office

Investigators uncovered an affair he was having with Nichol Kessinger, a woman he met through work.

He will spend the rest of his natural life in prison with no possibility of parole.



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