Coverage: The Chris Watts plea, sentence and the murders of Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts
A man in Frederick has been sentenced to five life sentences after confessing to murdering his pregnant wife and two young daughters, according to the Frederick Police Department.
KUSA Web Staff
2:14 PM MDT August 16, 2018
6:26 PM MST December 7, 2018
FREDERICK — By pleading guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder last week, Chris Watts has admitted to killing his pregnant wife Shanann and their two young daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.
This plea spares the 33-year-old the possibility of the death penalty, but also means many questions will remain unanswered since the case won’t go to trial.
Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said his office answered some questions about what motivated the heinous crime after Chris Watts was formally sentenced to life in prison on Monday, but conceded that much of what happened the day of Aug. 13 will remain a mystery.