Episode 18: The Chris Watts Murders
In the summer of 2018, Chris Watts and his then wife Shan'aan had just discovered they were expecting a son to join their 4 year old Bella and 3 year old Celeste. They lived in a suburb of Denver, a town called Frederick, Colorado. The lives of the couple centered around their daughters, as they were balancing Chris' job as an operator at Anadarko Petroleum and Shan'aan's frequent business trips for a nutrition supplement company called Le-Vel. Outwardly, the two appeared to be a happy family, but Shan'aan had been telling her friends about some trouble in the relationship between her and Chris - despite this, no one could have predicted the horrors that were about to unfold. This episode covers the months that led up to Chris murdering Shan'aan and their two daughters, the investigation that followed, his conviction, and his eventual confession that disturbed even the most experienced of law enforcement officers. If you are interested in learning more about the case, all of the source materials are listed below, and if you have an opinion of your own to share, feel free to visit the podcast on Instagram @crimebistropodcast to leave a comment and see some behind-the-scenes updates on the cases to come!