Chris Watts has finally revealed just how he murdered his family in a shocking jailhouse confession obtained by DailyMail.com.
The killer father told investigators last month that he strangled his pregnant wife Shanann when she confronted him about his affair with mistress Nichol Kessinger.
He also revealed that he had sex with his wife just hours before that, when she returned from a work trip to Arizona.
Watts now regrets his actions, and at one point comments on how things could have been, stating: ‘Right now I’d have a 5-year-old…a 3-year-old…and more than likely, a one-month old son…and a beautiful wife…and right now it’s just me.’
Surveillance video that was captured by his neighbor actually shows Watts appearing to walk one of his young daughters to the car that morning, just before he ended her life.
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Murderer and victims: Chris Watts spoke about what happened on the night his wife and daughters were killed in a prion interview last month (above just months before the murders)
Now andd then: A few hours later he spoke with Shanann before work and was confronted about his affair with Nichol Kessinger, which is when he strangled his wife (Watts in February on left during interview and on right in the only known photo of him taken the morning of the murders)
Mistress: Shanann believed that Watts was having an affair long before that day, but it had been confirmed by a recent credit card charge (Watts and his mistress Nichol Kessinger above in July)
‘You’re never gonna see the kids again … you’re never gonna see them again … get off me … don’t hurt the baby,’ said Shanann after Watts told her about the affair.
At the time he was straddling her body, and she believed he had wanted to have sex again at first.
Right now I’d have a 5-year-old…a 3-year-old…and more than likely, a one-month old son…and a beautiful wife…and right now it’s just me.
-Chris Watts on where he would be if he had not murdered his family
‘Every time I think about it, I’m just like, did I know I was going to do that before I got on top of her?’ said Watts.
‘Everything that happened that morning I just don’t – I don’t know, … like, I try to go back in my head … I didn’t want to do this, but I did it … it just felt like there was already something in my mind that was implanted that I was gonna do it and when I woke up that morning, it was gonna happen and I had no control over it.’
He then read a Bible verse when Shanann had stopped breathing, saying: ‘Forgive these people for they do not know what they do,”
Watts told authorities he threw away the sheets from the bed because Shanann evacuated her bowels when she died.
Watts also revealed he had not spoken to any family members since he was sentenced, which would explain why his father has insisted that his son is innocent.
After strangling Shanann, which he said took less than four minutes, Bella came into the room and was informed by her father that her mother was asleep.
‘I was just getting the sheet off the bed and she walked in, and she had her little pink blanket with her,’ said Watts.
‘She started crying a bit and was like, “What’s wrong? What’s wrong with mommy?”‘
Watts then dragged Shanann down the stairs, at which point the couple’s other daughter Celeste was woken up and began running around the house with her sister.
Shanann was then loaded into Watts’ truck with her two daughters, who spent an hour in the vehicle with their dead mother’s body.
Everything that happened that morning I just don’t – I don’t know, … like, I try to go back in my head … I didn’t want to do this, but I did it … it just felt like there was already something in my mind that was implanted that I was gonna do it and when I woke up that morning, it was gonna happen and I had no control over it.
Once Watts arrived at his work site, he took Shanann’s body out of the car and then returned to kill Celeste.
He smothered Celeste with a New York Yankees blanket while choking her neck and then tossed her body in an oil tank.
Bella sat silently and watched as her father killed her little sister.
When he returned from dumping Celeste, Bella asked quietly: ‘Is the same thing gonna happen to me as Cece?’
Watts said he was not sure if he told her ‘yes’ or not at the time.
She put up a fight while he began to smother her in the same manner as her sister, making grunting noises and screaming out just before she died: ‘Daddy, no!’
Celeste was able to fit into the opening in the oil tank but Bella had to be manipulated said Watts, who next went about burying his wife Shanann.
He raked away some weeds but then dumped the rake when it broke, before putting her and his unborn son Nico in a shallow grave.
Watts then went home, where he tossed the Yankees blanket and his clothes in a neighborhood dumpster.
He said there was no master plan and he is still not certain how he managed to act normal around people after these events transpired in early August.
Watts also said he did not even try to think up an alibi at any point.
Graphic details: The report describes how Watts murdered his daughters, with his older daughter Bella the final victim (report above)
Murder house: Bella, 4, walked in shortly after her mother was dead and Watts said she was asleep before dragging her body down the stairs (the Watts’ home above)
One of the key reasons for Watts’ rage and anger towards his wife was her decision to cut ties with his parents after an incident that occurred a few weeks before the murders.
Shanann declared that his parents could no longer see the girls after his mother served ice cream with peanuts at a party, despite his daughter’s allergy to nuts.
‘I don’t know if that had something to do with it… that something inside me just triggered it and then it just like, all that pent up from the wedding and everything,’ said Watts.
‘It’s like a long fuse that finally just went to its end.’
Watts said that he regretted the way he came to treat his family after he began dating Shanann, and revealed only his grandmother came to his wedding.
He said that he entered a guilty plea because he did not want to make his attorneys lie for the two to four years a trial would take to run its course.
‘They would’ve done anything I told them to do…I don’t see how they can do that,’ said Watts.
‘Like, you know, that’s what attorneys do…you know, like, they take their defendant and they say hey, like, what happened, okay we’ll go with that story.’
When watts was asked to go in for a polygraph test just days after Shanann and tyhe girls were reproted missing he said that he knew he was not walking out that day.
Jail was rough for him in Colorado he told the officials that day, saying that other inmates would scream out ways for him to take his own life.
In his final days before being transferred to his current prison, Watts actually believed that he was going to die.
He also found God.
‘I never knew I could have a relationship with God like I do now…it’s like the amazing grace with all of this, but I just wish nobody had to pay any kind of price for this…I know there is a purpose for everybody, I just hope I can find mine.’