Chris Watts was a suspect in the murder of his pregnant better half and 2 children for all of 48 hours before he confessed to killing his family. He confessed pretty much instantly and the examination changed from finding out what took place to Shanann and her kids to simply collecting sufficient details to ensure Chris would be convicted. Im not the only real criminal offense fan who believes theres something not best about this case.
Im happy that Chris is in jail, by all accounts he deserves to be. Im not convinced he acted alone. There might still be more justice that needs to be provided in this case. Heres what we know about family annihilators and what Chris has stated himself motivated him to do something so wicked:
General psychology of household annihilators
Another study considered the inspirations of four “types” of family annihilators: “In this typology, the anomic killer sees his family simply as a status sign; when his economic status collapses, he sees them as surplus to requirements. The dissatisfied killer looks for to penalize the family for not living up to his suitables of family life.
A lot of family annihilators are white men in their 30s. Remarkably, the most common month for family annihilators to strike is August. (Shanann and her kids were killed on the morning of August 13th). They also generally take place in reaction to relationship problems between the parents which either lead to a custody conflict or worry of a custody conflict. One study on the inspiration of men who murder their families discovered that “Men who murder their whole households typically do so due to the fact that they believe their spouse performed a misdeed and that the spouse needs to be punished, they feel that the relative triggered a frustration, they feel that their own financial failings ruined the point of having a family, and because they wish to save their family from a viewed risk.”
A family annihilator is someone who eliminates the members of their own family in a brief time duration. When we hear about shootings or other mass murder situations, we usually think about a lone shooter attacking a group of strangers. However, over half of mass murders are dedicated by somebody in the victims instant family. As definitely gutting as the truth is, household annihilators like Chris Watts are the most typical form of mass murder in the United States.
The heat of the moment/” blind rage”
At very first Chris Watts stated he had no concept what took place to his other half and kids. Watts says Shanann became angry and strangled her daughters. He stated he then murdered Shanann and disposed of all 3 bodies.
[*] An attorney for Shananns household said that Chris killed Shanann throughout an argument after he asked for a divorce. Bella experienced the murder. Chris then brought his (living) children with him to his work site to deal with Shananns body and killed the ladies there.
Indications of premeditation
A previous FBI criminal profiler stated on Dr. Phil that she believes Chris Watts is a narcissist and a psychopath. She points out that Chris does not reveal feeling, even when talked to on video camera about his missing wife and kids (a scenario where it would be typical to reveal emotion).
7 days prior to murders on August 6, 2018 Chris Watts composed a note and provided it to his sister while he was visiting her. The note read:
” To Whom it May Concern:
I would never ever do anything to hurt myself or my children or my other half if anyone gets this letter.
Occurs to me, please investigate my spouse.
[*] 6-7 months after the murders, while he was starting to serve his five life sentences, Chris Watts was interviewed by the FBI. What came out of this is a letter Chris Watts wrote explaining why and how he eliminated his household. In this letter he goes back on his “blind rage” story and the murders start to look a growing number of premeditated. For example, Chris wrote:
” I left and stated, Thats the last time Im going to be tucking my infants.
In this version of occasions, Chris states he went to the girls room and tried to murder them. He then “climbed into bed” with Shanann, they argued, and he killed her. At this time he says Bella and Celeste “woke up” and he recognized they were not deceased.
” I knew what was going to occur the day in the past and I not did anything to stop it.”
The final blow against Chris “blind rage” story is when he composes in this letter that he had previously attempted to force Shanann to have a miscarriage by drugging her. This is what premeditation looks like:
Chris Watts is serving 5 life sentences and the judge who sentenced him informed him he will “never ever” see the exterior of a prison again. I think hell stay up to date with his harem and hell tell each woman a different story about what took place. Well get books about Chris Watts. Theres already one on preorder from among his girlfriends (no, I will not link it however you can Google it). He states hes composing a book about Jesus with another inmate. I think he similar to being the center of attention.
Chris Watts was a suspect in the murder of his pregnant wife and two children for all of 48 hours before he admitted to eliminating his household. As definitely gutting as the reality is, household annihilators like Chris Watts are the most typical form of mass murder in the US.
He also effectively may be covering his mistress Nichol Kessingers (or somebody elses) participation in the murders.
Theres another theory (which I think is affordable) that Nichol Kessinger may have sought out Chris Watts as a romantic partner, but her genuine motive was the commit insurance coverage scams versus Chris employer where she was also a professional.
” The factor the medical inspector discovered oxycodone in Shananns system is since I gave it to her. I thought it would be easier to be with Nichol if Shanann wasnt pregnant.”
[*] He spoke with his girlfriend for 111 minutes around the time of the murders. Neither he nor Nichol have had the ability to state what they spoke about throughout this time. One theory is that Nichol helped him with the murders (her phone likewise pinged a tower in the Watts town that morning when she lived 25 minutes away). Another is that she provided him an ultimatum and threatened to tell Shanann about their affair leading Chris to worry and murder his household.
[*] Theres another theory (which I believe is affordable) that Nichol Kessinger might have looked for out Chris Watts as a romantic partner, but her real motive was the dedicate insurance coverage scams against Chris company where she was likewise a contractor. This would describe why Chris got rid of the bodies at his work website, and why he did such a poor job covering his tracks– they expected the site to have a surge and have time to make it all appear like a mishap. Nichol and Chris might then gather numerous countless dollars (if not millions) in insurance cash and start a brand-new life together. Here is a good run-through of this theory.
I think we will never get one clear motive from Chris Watts. I agree with the profiler who said he fits the requirements for a conceited psychopath.
A legal representative for Shananns household stated that Chris killed Shanann during an argument after he asked for a divorce. Another is that she provided him a demand and threatened to inform Shanann about their affair leading Chris to panic and murder his household.