Colorado Father Claims Wife Strangled Kids Before He Went On Murderous Rage

//colorado dad chris watts affair claims wife strangled kids affidavit pp

Jul. 13 2019, Updated 12:37 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Colorado killer Chris Watts claimed to police he “went on a rage” and “ultimately strangled (his wife) Shanann to death” after seeing her strangling their three-year-old daughter, according to the Officer’s affidavit obtained by

But police aren’t buying any of it, and have charged Chris, who was later found to be cheating on his wife, with multiple counts of murder for the deaths of Shannan, her unborn baby, and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.

Article continues below advertisement

In the explosive new documents obtained by, Chris told police that on the night he killed Shannan, he allegedly first walked in on her trying to harm their two young children.


“While in the bedroom, via baby monitor located on Shanann’s nightstand, he observed Bella ‘sprawled out’ on her bed and blue in the face and Shanann actively strangling Celeste,” the arrest affidavit states. That led to Chris’s “rage” and the death of Shanann.

Chris then told the responding officers he “loaded all three bodies onto the back of his truck” and took them to a nearby oil field, where he “buried Shanann near two oil tanks and dumped the girls inside the oil tanks.”

As has reported, Chris was officially charged on Monday, Aug. 20 with five counts of first-degree murder, three counts of tampering with a dead body, and one count for the “unlawful termination of his wife's pregnancy.”

Chris Watts
Article continues below advertisement

Chris gained national attention on Monday Aug. 13, when he made a teary-eyed, televised plea after his pregnant wife and two daughters went mysteriously missing.

He originally claimed that Shanann and the kids had left him, after he told her he wanted to go through with a separation.

But according to the arrest documents, a two-day investigation revealed the bombshell that “Chris was actively involved in an affair with a co-worker, which he denied in previous interviews.”

He was formally arrested after admitting to family members his crime, and is expected to be read the charges officially in the courtroom tomorrow morning.

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.

For the biggest celebrity news stories of the day, controversies, crime, and other hot topics listen to our new podcast ‘All Rise’ below!



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.