Research Paper On Christopher Lee Watts

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Avery Duerson
Professor Eddy
Comp II
16 February 2023
Picture-perfect Strikes Again Violent crimes in the small town of Frederick, Colorado were not common to the members of its community. Having only 3 murders in the year of 2018, a murder was almost unfathomable (“2018 Crime”). However, Christopher Lee Watts, or Chris Watts, pleaded guilty on November 6, 2018 to the three counts of first-degree murder as well as three counts of tampering with a deceased human body against him (Phillips). These actions changed the lives of three individuals, as well as a whole town, that no one likely saw coming from the picture-perfect family man.
For context, Watts was born on May 16, 1985 in Spring Lake, North Carolina to Cindy and Ronnie Watts (Editors). …show more content…

Policemen and other first responders were tasked with handing out flyers informing the area where the individual’s lived of the situation, as well as investigating by talking to members of the community (“Watch American Murderer”). This also consisted of taking Chris in for questioning. During his multiple visits to the interrogation room, Chris was asked to take a polygraph test, where he was asked questions about his relationship with Shannan, as well as questions about the disappearance of his wife and kids (“Watch American Murderer”). Once the results of the test came back, it was evident that Chris had failed. He was then prompted to confess to his crimes, in which he was denied at first. After no luck on the interrogators side, Chris is allowed to have some time alone with his dad, in which Chris told him, “I don’t want to protect her” (Denver 7). Chris then went on to explain to his dad that Shannan killed Bella and Celest, and in return he killed Shannan out of anger for what she had done.
Despite Chris’ first confession, his words turned out to be false. According to the press release from the Frederick Police Department on Archive.org, He was charged with three counts of murder in the first degree, for murdering his pregnant wife, Shannan, as well as his two kids, Bella, age 4, and Celeste, age 3. He was also charged with three counts of tampering with a deceased human body, as Chris had taken the three bodies to his worksite, and buried Shannan’s body, while placing Bella and Celeste’s in one of the oil tanks on the

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