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Justice! Chris Watts Sentenced To Life In Prison For Murder Of Pregnant Wife & Daughters

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Jul. 13 2019, Updated 12:17 a.m. ET

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Justice has been served in the Chris Watts case. The Colorado dad has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his pregnant wife Shanann and two daughters.

On Monday, November 19, a Colorado judge sentenced Chris to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Chris, 33, pled guilty earlier this month to the murders of Shanann, 34, and their daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, to avoid the death penalty in a deal with the Weld County District Attorney's Office.

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Chris sat with his head down during the hearing, as Shanann's family spoke in court.

During the hearing, Chris' father-in-law Frank Rzucek slammed him.

"I trusted you to take care of them, not kill him," he said. "And they also trusted you. You disgust me."

He continued, "They were loving and caring people... Life will never be the same."

Shanann's mother Sandra said she loved Chris "like a son."

"Your faithful wife trusted you," she said. "Your children adored you. I didn't want death for you because that's not my right. Your life is between you and God and I pray that he has mercy for you."

Chris' mother, Cindy, said, "We still love you. As your mother Chris, I have always loved you. Your father, sister and I have struggled to understand why. We love you and we forgive you son."

After the statements, Watts could be seen with tears streaming down his face, as he wiped them with his orange jumpsuit.

Watts claimed his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared in August.

He was arrested days later. The daughters bodies were found stuffed in oil tanks, while his wife was buried in a shallow grave nearby.

It was later revealed that he was having an affair with a woman he met through work. He had told her that he was going through a divorce.

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