Christopher Watts Also Being Charged for Terminating Wife’s Pregnancy

The home of Chris and Shanann Watts and their two young daughters in Frederick Colorado

A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in a "rage" after she strangled their two daughters, according to an affidavit released by police on Monday after prosecutors formally charged Christopher Lee Watts with the murder of his entire family.

The first three charges of murder in the first degree accuse Watts of killing his wife, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and his daughters "after deliberation".

Watts, 33, is being held without bond, with his next court appearance scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Christopher Watts will receive the charges in Weld County Jail, where he is being held without bail, and is expected to appear in court today.

The day after that, police took Watts into custody and he confessed to killing his wife and children, law enforcement sources confirmed to KUSA in Denver.

According to the affidavit, Watts told detectives he had disposed of the bodies by loading them into his pickup truck and driving them to the field.

In an interview with a local news station Tuesday - after his family disappeared but before his arrest - Chris Watts also said his wife got home around 2 a.m.

"We would like to thank everyone, the Frederick Police Department and all the agencies involved in finding my daughter, granddaughters and (unborn) grandson Niko", said Frank Rzucek, Shanann Watts' father.

Shanann Watts and her daughters Bella and Celeste.

The Weld County arrest affidavit from police in Frederick claims the other daughter, Bella, 4, was "sprawled out" on her bed and blue.

"It wasn't like her not to answer a phone call or text and when her friend Nicole showed up at the door, I was like "Something's up".

On Aug. 15, police arrested Watts.

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The court papers say that a friend dropped off Mrs Watts at her home from a business trip to Arizona last Monday shortly before 02:00.

Watts, according to the affidavit, said he "went into a rage and ultimately strangled Shanann to death".

Shanann Watts and her daughters' bodies were found Thursday on property owned by Andarko Petroleum, one of Colorado's largest oil and gas drillers, where Watts worked as an operator.

The judge denied the motion and said he would not tell the medical examiner's office how to do its job, KMGH-TV reported.

A judge on Friday denied a request by defense lawyer James Merson to require the coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the children.

Atkinson said she contacted Chris Watts, but he didn't seem as anxious as she thought he should be.

"I just want them to come back", Watts told Denver 7.

Chris and Shanann Watts in a file photo.

Mr Watts told police "it was a civil conversation and they were not arguing but were emotional". The bodies of his two children were discovered nearby on the property, submerged in crude oil, according to the Associated Press, where they may have been hidden for days. If they're not safe right now, that's what's tearing me apart.

"She said she was going to a friend's house with the kids and that's the last thing I heard, and that was it", he said.

Chris and Shanann Watts faced financial problems in recent years and filed for bankruptcy in 2015.

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