Christopher Watts will return to court early next year to face his in-laws who are suing him for murdering their pregnant daughter and two grandchildren. RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details on the shocking lawsuit.
Shanann’s parents and maternal grandparents of Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, – Sandra & Franklin Rzucek, Sr. – filed the wrongful death lawsuit on Nov. 19, citing that Watts went the extra mile “in an effort to conceal the fact that he had just brutally murdered his entire family” by providing false statements to authorities and the media.
As Radar readers know, Watts spoke openly to reporters about his missing family members. In a teary video interview with NBC, the cold-blooded killer said that he had no idea what had happened with his wife and daughters, and prayed they would return home safely.
“Defendant made these false statements to law enforcement, the media, and anyone else from whom he could gain sympathy,” court documents obtained by Radar reveal. “He did this despite knowing full well that he had murdered his entire family, and that the bodies of his wife and children currently lied buried and submerged in oil drums.”
The court filing continued, “Watts continued with his efforts to mislead investigators for several days, falsely claiming that he had no knowledge of the whereabouts of Shanann, Bella, and Celeste. Watts also gave multiple interviews to television and media outlets, where he falsely claimed that he missed his family and was hoping they would all come home, so as to end his supposed ‘nightmare’ of life without his wife and children.”
According to the filing, Watts only turned himself in after his “cover story” was crumbling with “investigators closing in.”
The family noted that Watts continued his fraudulent claims after his initial confession by “falsely claiming that he had only murdered Shanann after he caught her attempting to strangle Celeste.”
Radar readers know, Shanann Watts was 15 weeks pregnant with their third child. Court documents indicate that the family had already named him Nico Watts.
Last week, Watts was sentenced to three life terms for the murder of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
Stay with Radar for more on the lawsuit.
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