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Chris Watts murdered his family, but his extended family remains. Here's how the family of Chris Watts has reacted to his crimes.

How does Chris Watts’s extended family feel about his crimes?

The infamous family annihilator Chris Watts is living out his days at Dodge Correctional Institute. On Aug. 13, 2018, Watts murdered his pregnant wife & two daughters. He’s convicted of first-degree murder, unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and tampering with a deceased dead body.   

Following a Lifetime movie in January, Netflix released the true crime documentary  American Murder: The Family Next Door on Sept. 30th. The documentary has been praised by many due to the way it’s given Watts’s wife Shan’ann a voice. It’s not an easy documentary to get through. Many Netflix users claim American Murder is “one of the hardest things they’ve ever watch” and how it left them “broken” & “physically sick.” 

Not everyone is happy with the portrayal of Watts and the events leading up to the murders. Watts’s parents were not thrilled with their son’s characterization in American Murder: The Family Next Door

In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Watts’s parents claimed, even with how intimate the documentary gets, American Murder: The Family Next Door left a lot out. One of the things left out was the lengthy conversation Watts had with his dad Ronnie before confessing to authorities. 

Chris Watts’s mom Cindy, explained, “There are things that are private, everything doesn’t have to be documented. I was shocked to see videos that I thought were private of Shan’ann and the kids, showing me on the slip and slide in the backyard. I would have preferred those not to be in there, but they were, and there’s nothing I can do about it.” 

Contradictory to People Magazine’s reporting, Watts’s parents claim their son knows nothing of American Murder: The Family Next Door.  The family’s explanation is they haven’t told him about the documentary. According to them, “People come up with all these narratives. None of it is true.” 

People Magazine reported a friend who visited Chris Watts recently, claimed Watts knows about American Murder, and is troubled by it. The source explains, “He hates knowing that it’s out there, but realizing that he will never see it.” 

Chris Watts’s parents also used the interview with The Sun to continue their support of their son. According to the family, “We still love our son no matter what, and we miss our grandbabies. We’re trying to move forward, but it’s a very hard task.” 

Watts’s parents claim they talk to Chris frequently. While they support their son, there isn’t a moment where they aren’t thinking of their grandchildren. The Watts explained, “There’s not one day that goes by that I don’t wake up with them on my mind, I go to sleep with them on my mind, I will never, ever get over this. It’s something that stays with you.”

The Watts claim their son has turned to religion while in prison, is heartbroken, and spends his day writing in his journal. Chris Watts’s father added their son was allowed to enter Dodge Correctional Institute’s general population and found a job but couldn’t elaborate further.  

Chirs Watts is writing a lot, but not all in his journal. According to People Magazine, Watts is responding to fan mail. The source went on to explain, “Many of them are from women who thought he was handsome and felt compassion for him. He had nothing better to do, so he wrote them back. And he started having pen pals.” 

The source also added the letters are frequent, and they have ramped up since Netflix released American Murder: The Family Next Door. Chris Watts isn’t receiving all fan mail. He also receives plenty of hate mail and letters from Christian groups praying for him. 

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  • Chris stated he killed them all bc of his girlfriend Nicole, that he would have stayed with Shanann had he not met Nicole. It’s sad bc its like he not only does this horrific crime, he blamed it on someone else, just like he tried to blame Shanann at first. No. This guy is a true psychopath and is right where he belongs for the rest of his days.

    October 14, 2020
  • He’s a psychopath and a monster how anyone could find him attractive lord knows he writes to his mother who I find the most heartless person going and says he’s found god he’s still a dad and a son no your not you gave up that right when you killed your three children in the most horrendous way as for a son I would be ashamed to call that monster a son he’s a cold calculated killer as for saying they don’t believe there son killed those Gorgeous children watch the documentary.my heart breaks for shananns family I would have let the monster get the death penalty

    October 25, 2020
  • I have just read the author of the book about Chris watts he’s come clean and admitted to planning weeks before to murder his family so premeditated then,what’ does his mum and dads think of that now still think he’s not a monster
    But he’s lied that much.And when the author said you write to me Chris but you never say your sorry his reply was oh I will put it in the next letter he’s one sick monster he’s not sorry well he’s sorry he got caught he’s a weak sickly monster eventually no one will remember him but everyone’s going to remember shanann Ce ce bella Niko I won’t comment now about this crime it’s really upset me

    October 26, 2020
  • He will get killed in jail one day or another. after experiencing ANAL SEX WITHOUT Preparation
    child killers are considered the wosrt of inmates.
    he disgusses me, he his the cruelest monster.Andthatfamily of his, wath a bunch of stupid, uneducated low lifes

    October 28, 2020
  • Saddest story, Watts family are very uneducated and coldest of people, they never mention Shanann, after all Chris Watts could have done better. She was always dressed beautifully, her house spotless her children happy, a hard worker, always mentioned how happy and lucky she was, faithfull, what else was wrong with her. You raised a monster and I am happy he didnt get the death penalty, would have been too quick and easy. You have many many years to look forward to in jail.

    November 18, 2020
  • #DeathToChrisWatts

    June 27, 2021
  • #DeathToChrisWatts

    June 27, 2021
  • I CANT BELIEVE THE IDIOTS OUT THERE ARE SENDING CHRIS WATTS LOVE LETTERS.
    I CALL THOSE PEOPLE LOW LIVES. THEIR LIVES ARE GOING NO WHERE SO THESE PEOPLE ATTACH THEMSELVES TO CRIMINALS. NOW THEY HAVE BOOKS WRITTEN ON THEM. HAVEWE ALREADY FORGOTTEN . HE KILLED THOSE GIRLS VERY SAD

    August 21, 2021

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