Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

Colorado man pleads guilty to killing pregnant wife daughters as part of plea deal

With Colorado father Chris Watts' guilty plea on Tuesday, it's no longer legally in dispute who killed his wife of almost six years, Shan'ann Watts, and their young daughters, Bella and Celeste.

Christopher Watts, 33, was charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of his wife Shanann and two daughters Celeste and Bella in Colorado in August, according to a press release from the Weld County District Attorney's Office.

Those who knew the Watts family have described a seemingly happy marriage possibly beset by rising tension, and his infidelity has drawn scrutiny: Authorities have said Chris was cheating with a co-worker when he murdered 34-year-old Shan'ann, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.

Shanann Watts was 15 weeks pregnant when she died, according to court records.

Shanann Watts' family members "were very strongly in favor of a resolution in this case short of the death penalty", Rourke said.

After visiting Shanann Watts' family in North Carolina and speaking with other prosecutors in Colorado, Rourke said he made the decision not to pursue the death penalty.

While both Rourke and CBI Director John Camper said they hope this provides some closure and sense of justice, they also recognized that nothing that happens in the courtroom can fix what happened in the Watts' Frederick home in August.

"I know that will never be fully realized because, obviously, the tragedy that sits before us today is the loss of four attractive lives".

Watts could face three consecutive life sentences.

Ron DeSantis Won Florida Governor's Race by Tying Himself to Trump
Gillum called DeSantis and conceded victory late Tuesday night. "The polls might say the opposite, but Andrew Gillum really won". DeSantis had snagged an endorsement from President Donald Trump , which seemed to help him in both the primary and in November.

Champions League RESULTS: Liverpool stunned as Harry Kane rescues Tottenham
Both sides now sit on one point in the group while Barcelona sit top with nine and Inter in second with six. We created lots of chances, played well and dominated the game, but we could not score.

Tuesday's election in Washington could mirror 2016 turnout
At 7:30, the line was still more than 200 people deep, even though thousands of residents had already voted with absentee ballots. A representative from the Monroe County Clerk's Office said no issues or complaints have been received so far related to voting.

'That to me was the most important consideration in deciding how to proceed in this a case.

Shanann Watts' mother, father and brother were in court but chose not to speak with the media. He's accused of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters.

Investigators have previously said that Watts admitted to police that he killed his wife, Shanann. The bodies of Bella and Celeste were later found nearby in an oil tank.

"We charged him with what we truly believed he had done", Rourke said.

The request not to seek the death penalty came from Shannan's family, CBS Denver reports.

"The spotlight that he tried to shine on Shanann - falsely, incorrectly and frankly a flat-out lie - has been corrected", Rourke said.

Asked if a motive has been determined in the case, Rourke said that investigators believe they have a "partial motive" and Rourke said he would have more to say about that following the sentencing, which is scheduled for November 19. The spotlight shines squarely on him, ' he said.

Colorado law requires that a first-degree murder conviction brings a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top PM Khan assures Yemen ambassador of support in ending conflict
Nov 07, 2018 - 19:17
So the immediate balance of payments crisis of Pakistan has ended. "Pakistan is China's all weather partner". Both the United States and Pakistani officials, however, said that she was arrested in Afghanistan.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MTV European Music Awards round up - CBBC Newsround
Nov 07, 2018 - 19:09
The performance was also among the public as hundreds of Marshmello inflated balls flooded the venue for the finale. She is nominated in the Best Pop category alongside Shawn Mendes , Ariana Grande , Dua Lipa , and Camila Cabello .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pompeo To Hold Nuclear Talks With Korea's Official
Nov 07, 2018 - 18:27
But Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has since said that the USA has " no plans " to hold back on future drills. Decisions over major military exercises for next year are expected to be made by the end of the year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why Mel B cried after Spice Girls reunion announcement
Nov 07, 2018 - 16:36
Geri revealed that the idea to get the band back together was came about after an emotional group hug in her kitchen. When Mel B said on Heart Radio "we're recording an album", Melanie C chipped in: "She's fibbing".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Teen 'kills mum after arguing over bad school grade'
Nov 07, 2018 - 15:13
The boy left to school, and after returning home from school on Friday, he told deputies that his mother had vanished. Detectives located Cleavenger's body in her burial site at River City Church in the early-morning hours Saturday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Pixel Slate Up For Pre-Order
Nov 07, 2018 - 13:00
The Pixel 3 is one of the first smartphones to ship with Android 9 Pie, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system. The Pixel doesn't necessarily offer the best of Android, but it is the best showcase for what Google can do right now.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boeing is said close to issuing warning on 737 Max after crash
Nov 07, 2018 - 12:56
The instruments were checked by maintenance workers overnight and the plane was cleared to fly, according to Lion Air. Even with modern Global Positioning System tracking, planes need to calculate their precise speed through the air.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cameroon school kidnap: 81 students taken in Nkwen village swoop
Nov 07, 2018 - 11:12
Last week an American missionary was killed after he was caught in the crossfire between separatist fighters and security forces. A video purportedly of the kidnapped children has been released on social media by militants calling themselves the Amba Boys .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Priyanka Chopra models two bridal looks during her bachelorette party
Nov 07, 2018 - 09:30
Priyanka Chopra is a Sexy Modern-Day Princess in an All-White Off-Shoulder Embellished Dress for Her Ultimate Bachelorette Party - See Pics & Videos .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Anger over Melbourne Cup horse death
Nov 07, 2018 - 08:34
The Irish stallion was the sixth horse to die in the annual event since 2013, according to The Guardian . The victor stormed down from the outside in the final several hundred meters for a length victory.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Democrats win House in midterm polls, dealing blow to President Trump
Nov 07, 2018 - 08:15
The current session comprises 235 Republicans, 193 Democrats and seven vacant seats (five of which were last held by Republicans). There are 35 seats up for election this year, and 26 are held by Democrats, meaning Democrats have a lot to defend.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Sox get 3 Gold Glove winners
Nov 07, 2018 - 06:49
The winners are determined by combining votes from Major League managers and coaches with a sabermetric component. Former South Carolina coach Bobby Richardson won five Gold Gloves with the New York Yankees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Beto O'Rourke vs. Ted Cruz
Nov 07, 2018 - 05:47
O'Rourke has made headlines for record fundraising and causing a surge of Democratic voter enthusiasm nationwide. But Cruz's friendliness didn't dissuade the comic from continuing to mock him.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colleagues mourn Australian doctor killed by shark - 'we are deeply saddened'
Nov 07, 2018 - 03:36
A 46-year-old tourist, Justine Barwick, was attacked on September 19 while swimming from a yacht in Cid Harbor and is recovering. Whitsunday Police are interviewing witnesses to the incident and will use this information to prepare a report for the Coroner.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Wang routs Muguruza to reach historic Zhuhai final against Barty
Nov 07, 2018 - 03:14
The American was due to play the Spaniard on Saturday evening at the Hengqin International Tennis Centre for a place in the final. This year's total prize money was $2.35 million across the singles and doubles tournaments.