Netflix American horror documentary killer reveals details of wife's death


Chris Watts, the man who killed his pregnant wife and two daughters, has described the chilling moment his wife Shanann’s eyes ‘filled with blood’ when he murdered her.

New Netflix film American Murder: The Family Next Door, documents how Shanann Watts and her two daughters were brutally murdered by husband Chris in 2018 after he cheated on her.

After murdering his wife at their family home, Chris also killed his two little girls Bella, four, and three-year-old Celeste and dumped their bodies in an oil tank.

And now, in a chilling letter sent by the murderer from a jail in Wisconsin, Chris reveals exactly what happened in Shanann’s final moments and also says that he had plotted to kill her for weeks, despite previously telling police that the murders of his family weren’t premeditated.


Author Cheryln Cadle shares a series of letters and her one-on-one conversations with Watts in prison in her new book Letters From Christopher.

As told in the  Daily Mail, one letter reads: “All the weeks of me thinking about killing her, and now I was faced with it. When she started to get drowsy, I somehow knew how to squeeze the jugular veins until it cut off the blood flow to her brain, and she passed out…

“I knew if I took my hands off of her, she would still keep me from [the woman he was cheating with] Nikki. They asked me why she couldn’t fight back, it’s because she couldn’t fight back. Her eyes filled with blood; as she looked at me and she died. I knew she was gone when she relieved herself.”

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In the letters, Watts also admitted that he unsuccessfully tried to smother their daughters after an argument with Shanann, using a pillow from their bed.

Shanann and her daughters were murdered by Chris

But both little girls regained consciousness and found Watts wrapping their mum in a bed sheet.

He told them Shanann was ill and put her body in his car, before driving her and the two girls to an oil field where he used to work.

It was there that he killed his children before putting their bodies in an oil tanker and buried Shanann in a shallow grave nearby.

Watts had initially denied the murder but after he failed a lie detector test he confessed to the whole thing.

*American Murders: The Family Next Door is available to stream on Netflix now





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