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Lifetime plans to release television movie about the murders of Shanann Watts and her daughters
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Lifetime television channel plans to release a movie about the murders of Frederick mother Shanann Watts and her daughters. Colorado Bureau of Investigation via Twitter From left: Shanann Watts, Bella Watts and Celeste Watts The movie, slated to debut in 2020, will dramatize the horrific murders of the young mother, 3-year-old Celeste and 4-year-old Bella […]

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Chris Watts tells investigators more details about the murders of his wife, two daughters
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Christopher Watts provided local, state and federal investigators with more details about the murders of his wife, Shanann, and his daughters, Bella and Celeste, in interviews at the Wisconsin prison where he is being held, which were conducted last week. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that investigators from CBI, the Federal Bureau of […]

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Shanann Watts’ family files wrongful death lawsuit against Christopher Watts, who murdered her and their two children
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The family of the Frederick woman and her two small daughters slain by Christopher Watts filed a lawsuit against the murderer seeking money for the pain and suffering of losing their loved ones. Sandra and Frank Rzucek filed the wrongful death suit against Watts in Weld County District Court on Nov. 19, the same day […]

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How police got Christopher Watts to confess to killing his wife after he failed a polygraph
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Christopher Watts failed a polygraph test before investigators were able to pressure him into confessing that he killed his pregnant wife and hid her body, as well as those of his two young daughters. For two days, the Frederick man had claimed to not know what happened to his family after a friend reported his […]

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Death penalty expert says Weld County DA made right choice in Christopher Watts case
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As the sentencing hearing for a Frederick man who pleaded guilty last week in the murders of his pregnant wife and children approaches, experts agree that Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke made the right decision in not pursuing the death penalty in the case. Christopher Watts, 33, was accused of killing his pregnant wife, […]

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Christopher Watts to make last court appearance before arraignment
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A Frederick man accused of killing his wife and children, and then dumping them in a shallow grave and oil tanks, will make another appearance in Weld County District Court Tuesday for a status conference. This will be the last court hearing for Christopher Lee Watts before he is scheduled for an arraignment, where he […]

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Shanann Watts’ family could secure estate with slayer statute, or civil lawsuit if no conviction
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In Colorado, the slayer statute would prevent Christopher Watts from benefiting from his wife’s estate if he is convicted in her murder. But, if he is found not guilty, his wife’s family still has legal options it could pursue against him. RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post Frank Rzucek the father of Shanann Watts, left, and […]

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Legal fight brews over release of autopsies in Christopher Watts triple-murder case
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Defense attorneys for Christopher Watts are letting the court decide whether to seal the autopsy reports for Watts’ wife and children, while a number of media organizations have stepped forward to say the court doesn’t have the authority to do so in this case. Christopher Watts, 33, was arrested shortly after his wife and two […]

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Watts murder investigation: Frederick man charged with killing family alleges prosecutors leaked information to press
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Christopher Watts, the Frederick man charged with murder in connection with the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters, wants an investigation into whether prosecutors or police leaked information about the case to reporters, court documents show. Prosecutors denied the accusation in a court filing and said that much of the information reported […]

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Family, friends say goodbye to Shanann, Bella and Celeste Watts at North Carolina funeral
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Family and friends gathered in North Carolina Saturday to say goodbye to a pregnant Frederick woman and her two preschool-aged daughters who were killed earlier month. Shanann Watts, 34, and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were found in a shallow grave and an oil well days after they were reported missing. Police arrested Shanann […]

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