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Is Chris Watts starting to feel remorseful about the murders? Find out what he thinks about his killings two years after the event.

Does Chris Watts feel remorse for the murders he committed?

The murders Chris Watts committed have gained audiences’ attention after the Netflix production American Murder: The Family Next Door. Watts’s decision to kill his wife & two daughters has led to his image as a monster without a conscience.

Strangely, Chris Watts has made some claims about his actions, which could make some wonder if he might feel remorseful for murdering his family. Though, these claims don’t prove he actually regrets the killings.

Here are some of the comments Watts has made so you can judge for yourself. Does he regret murdering his wife and children?

Free at last

After being arrested back in 2018, Chris Watts declared he was motivated to kill his family as he wanted to start a new life with Nichol Kessinger, his mistress. Apparently, Watts’s pregnant wife and two kids were in the way of the life he wanted with Kessinger.

At the time, Watts clearly didn’t feel remorseful. The New York Post quoted him saying, “All I could feel was now I was free to be with Nikki. Feelings of my love for her was overcoming me. I felt no remorse.”

Hell on earth

A year after the murders, Chris Watts was starting to feel different about killing his family. According to People, he had the chance to reflect on what he’d done during his time in prison. A source claimed Watts had become more religious, and he had been thinking about his actions as sins.

Watts even wrote a letter to his mother saying he’s a “servant of God.” A source told People Watts thinks about his family everyday and stated, “He realizes that he’s in a hell of his own making, and he has to live with that.”

Religious man

Now that Watts has become a religious man, he is said to keep a Bible with him at all times. Reportedly, he’s haunted by the crimes he committed. Watts also keeps a photograph of his family in his cell, and he talks to it every day.

All these testimonies make it look as if he’s regretting having killed his own family. At the very least, religion made him realize how unethical his actions were. Nevertheless, it may be too much to assume he’s actually remorseful about his own actions.

Life in prison

One of the consequences of American Murder: The Family Next Door was the amount of notoriety it earned for Watts. Even in prison, Watts has become popular since many other prisoners are curious about his crime.

Just like the rest of us outside of prison, other inmates can’t help but feel interested in Watts’s motivation for the murders. However, it might not be easy for his fellow inmates to interact with him, given how he’s locked in his cell throughout the day and is only allowed to go out to exercise & shower.

Besides his new interest in religion, Chris Watts has also found other ways to spend his time in prison. Thanks to the Netflix documentary, many women have taken an interest in Watts and even seem to feel some sort of consideration or sympathy towards him. Watts started to reply to some of his fan mail, which earned him several pen pals.

Although Chris Watts is giving signs of regret over his crimes, it might as well just be that his new ethics are more a product of exposure to religion than of true regret. Either way, Watts’s crimes are truly horrific so his remorse will not be enough to get him out of prison.

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  • Isn’t it amazing how this white man who brutally murdered his pregnant wife and 2 daughters is treated with so much care? This is sickening. Not ONE person in the system treated him badly. I felt like vomitting when the detectives were rubbing his back and shoulders like he’s a wounded animal. BARF. They are all sick.

    October 13, 2020
    • I totally agree. The detective was scratching his back with her nails. the other gave him an “its ok” pat. I was disgusted!

      October 14, 2020
      • You dumbass. That’s how they get more information out of him. They don’t actually feel sympathetic.

        June 1, 2021
    • I am not sure how familiar you are with investigations/interrogations but you catch more flies with honey than vinegar. It’s quite common while trying to secure a confession/keep an individual from confessing then recanting by giving them a (false) sense of security, like everything will be ok and go away if they just confess, you are on their side through thick and thin. Naturally, all this “compassion” and “care” is gone the second they have something lock, stock and barrel they can use in court as a slam dunk, aka – once they have him by the balls the tables turn. Don’t twist this to fit the narrative you think it should have.

      October 15, 2020
      • Yes, I completely agree with you. They were being caring and gentle with him to gain his trust in order to get him to keep talking and to find out the truth and to ensure that he didn’t ask for a lawyer or recant his confession. It was a clever and necessary tactic.

        December 7, 2020
      • This is true it was only done so they could get the truth out of him.

        May 23, 2021
    • If you watch some of the video on YouTube about this murder vs the documentary It’s all about persuasion. I bet when the one detective left the room patting chris’s shoulder he was thinking you SOB! They had to tread lightly until he confessed. I knew In the first 10 minutes he did it as Shannan’s friend was more concerned then he was about her disappearance.

      October 16, 2020
    • They only do this to have him confess more. They aren’t consoling him because they feel bad lol

      October 18, 2020
    • They only do this to have him confess more. They aren’t consoling him because they feel bad lol

      October 18, 2020
    • The detective rubbed his back as a tactic to make him feel uncomfortable! Apparently, she later had many showers to forget that she did that! It’s hot nothing to do with being a white nan!

      October 27, 2020
    • They were only doing that to make him calm down and trust them, so he would tell the truth….

      November 3, 2020
    • I thought the detectives were being so gentle and kind to him only as a tactic to get him to keep talking and not lawyer up and not recant his story.

      December 7, 2020
    • Well said sally! It makes me feel sick also but I think this was only done so they could get the info they needed about where shannan, Bella and Celeste were.I’m pretty sure they also had feelings of revulsion as we all do.

      May 23, 2021
  • prolly because they wanted him to trust them so they could put his sick demented ass in jail
    for the rest of his sorry life

    October 14, 2020
    • That is why they did it it’s a thing to make him think they are on his side so he would open up more.

      October 15, 2020
  • What a condescending dirtbag.

    October 14, 2020
  • Hey Friends!
    I totally understand how you feel! It was difficult to watch! Just know that it is a common interrogation technique that is used when the suspect will not relent. Especially a narcissist. They need to feel important and understood and a sense of concern and pity ~ especially from a female ~ is exactly what forced his guard down. Watch the different interrogation on YouTube. It’s pretty crazy. The detective mentioned in interviews that she would have to leave and collect herself from being so angry and disgusted. Could you imagine? Ugh. I could not do that job. I just finished watching the Victim Impact Statements on YT. The hardest fir me was the one from Shannan’s teenage brother. It was heartbreaking. And then listening to Chris’s mother cry and calm Shannan her “beloved daughter in law” …. ugh. If you guys know the story ~ you know that woman treated her “beloved daughter in law” like absolute crap ~ and went out of her way to feed Chris her distain for Shannan. Sickening. smh
    Senseless.

    October 15, 2020
  • HE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THE DEATH PENTALTY

    October 15, 2020
    • That would be too good for him

      October 18, 2020
  • oxygen network has an episode of their series, “criminal confessions” about watts. The detectives talk about having to be nice to him so they could get the confession. Tammy explains why she rubbed his back as a tactic and that she was sickened by him. Watch this documentary, gives more detail on the interrogation and the detectives.

    October 15, 2020
  • From sweden, just saw the documentary and if only i could shoot guys u for killing innoncent, dear god, if you BELIEVE that he has remorse , then THINK AGAIN.
    This monster should GET THE DEATH PENTALTY,
    WHY SHOULD HE LIVE AFTER KILLING HIS WIFE WHOS PREGNANT AND HIS 2 daughters ????????????
    I just pray to god that he dies !!!!

    October 16, 2020
  • Watts is despicable. Period. However, I just went online and looked up “What causes psychopathy?” I thought maybe childhood abuse? I simply cannot – on my own – come up with some REASON someone would do what he did. It’s beyond me…just like having guns like we do in America.
    It’s SICK.

    April 9, 2021

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