A new trailer for the Netflix documentary showed murderer Chris Watt’s smiling wife talking about their happy family life in video footage before he killed her and their two daughters, 4 and 3, and stuffed the girls’ bodies in a tank. of oil.
“I went through one of the darkest moments of my life and then I met Chris and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” Shanann Watts tells the camera in a never-before-seen footage.
Chris Watts strangled his pregnant wife, 34, killing her and unborn son Nico in their bed at their home in Frederick, Colorado in August 2018 when she confronted him about her relationship with a colleague.
He then drove their daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3 ̵
A new Netflix documentary ‘American Murder: The Family Next Door’ airing September 30 will examine the horrific murders, including the seemingly perfect picture of family life that led to the crimes and the killer’s efforts to convince cops that his wife had run away with them. boys.
A new trailer for the Netflix documentary showed murderer Chris Watt’s smiling wife talking about their happy family life in video footage before he killed her and their two daughters, 4 and 3, and stuffed the girls’ bodies in a tank. of oil. Pictured Chris Watts with his wife Shanann and daughters Celeste and Bella before killing them
The online streaming giant has released a trailer for the true crime show, directed by Jenny Popplewell and Academy Award-winning executive producer James Marsh.
The show will bring together “raw, first-hand footage” and examine “the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children and the dire events that followed,” Netflix says.
The trailer begins with the doorbell footage showing Shanann returning to the family’s home the night before she is strangled to death by her cheating husband.
A 911 call made by Shanann’s friend Nicole plays the video with the woman saying she was “worried about a friend of mine”.
“I drove her to her house at two in the morning last night and I didn’t feel I was able to contact her this morning,” she tells the operator.
“I went to his house and his car is there. It won’t answer phone calls, it won’t respond to text messages.
The trailer goes on to reveal the distances the killer took to distance himself from the disappearance of his family before finally confessing to the horrific crimes.
He reveals that Chris sent his dead wife a text message that read: “Can you call me please?” at some point after he strangled her and dumped her body at work.
The footage shows how Chris attempted to trick law enforcement by saying his wife was missing and took their children with her.
‘I went through one of the darkest moments of my life and then I met Chris and it’s the best thing that ever happened to me,’ Shanann Watts tells the camera in the chilling footage in the Netflix trailer of his happy family life before. her husband killed her
Chris Watts strangled his pregnant wife, 34, killing her and unborn son Nico in their bed at their home in Frederick, Colorado in August 2018.
The new documentary will examine the horrific murders, including the seemingly perfect picture of family life that led to the crimes and the killer’s efforts to convince the cops that his wife had escaped with their children.
“Were there no notes or anything?” someone asks as it appears that he and others are raiding the family home.
“No,” Chris replies.
“I don’t know what to do right now,” Chris says in another clip where he plays the worried husband.
During an interview with the police, he continues the facade, saying, ‘I think about how I caused this? Did I make her feel like she needed to leave? ”
The new Netflix documentary “American Murder: The Family Next Door” will air on September 30th
The show also offers a glimpse into what appeared to be a perfect happy family life, with smiling photos of the young family and archival footage of the children blowing out the candles on birthday cakes.
In a home video in the trailer, Chris appears to be the image of the loving father playing with little Bella and Celeste and their toys.
In another, Shannon tells the camera that she wants to tell them her “story” of how her husband was “the best thing that ever happened to me”.
‘Hey guys, my name is Shanann. I just want you to know a little bit of my story, ”he says, smiling at the camera.
Her voice is then heard saying, “I have done everything to improve my family’s life.”
The couple’s wedding day footage also plays on the screen.
However, the show reveals that beneath the happy image on the surface there were problems.
Chris’s voice is heard saying “my mom never thought she was good enough” while Shanann jokes that she “tortured” and “rejected” her husband.
Moments from the police interrogation room show Chris being interrogated by officers.
The footage shows the moment when the network got close to the depraved killer.
“There is only one person in this room who knows what the truth is,” a detective tells him. “In about five minutes we will be two.”
Shanann talks about their happy family life in a video film before the murders
The footage shows the moment when the network got close to the depraved killer. “There is only one person in this room who knows what the truth is,” a detective tells him. ‘In about five minutes, we’ll be two’
Chris received five life sentences and was sent to the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin in November 2018 after confessing to the murders.
After being incarcerated, it emerged that he had been in a two-month relationship with a colleague and planned a new life with her.
She revealed in a prison confession how she strangled Shanann in about four minutes after she found out about her affair and told him she would never see her children again.
After strangling her, the killer said that Bella entered the room and asked her what was wrong with her mother.
Chris then dragged Shanann’s lifeless body down the stairs and Celeste woke up too and ran around the house.
He packed Shanann into their truck and got his two girls into the vehicle with their mother’s body.
The killer took the girls to his workplace where he choked Celeste with a New York Yankees blanket and threw her body in an oil can while Bella watched.
He then killed Bella in the same way, also by filling her body in the tub.
Chris then buried Shanann and their unborn son in a shallow grave.
Chris pretended to worry about his family by saying that his wife must have taken their children and left him.
He later confessed and pleaded guilty to five counts of first degree murder, one count of wrongful termination of pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body in November 2018.