Chris Watts murdered his pregnant wife Shanann Watts and their daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three, and their unborn son Nico after they had an affair
Disturbing police bodycam footage shows Chris Watts acting strangely while speaking to a police officer about the disappearance of his wife and daughters.
In the clip, the killer-father sways from foot to foot and appears nervous at the family home in Frederick, Colorado, blinking rapidly while being questioned by Officer Scott Coonrod.
He says, “Thank you for your time, officer,” and shakes the officer’s hand before exiting the house in what his neighbors find unnaturally hasty.
“I hope something comes up,” his neighbor Nate Trinastich tells him when the father retreats to his house.
When he’s sure Chris is gone, Nate turns to the social security officer and whispers, “He’s not acting right at all.
“He’s never fidgety, he never rocks back and forth. he never talks
The August 2018 police bodycam was shown as part of a new Tubi crime documentary, Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts, which began streaming Friday (January 14).
Another neighbor named Vonda Knox recalled: “Chris just felt really uncomfortable. Like ‘This isn’t my comfort zone, I’m not comfortable with it’.
“And when the officer finally said, ‘Go on,’ it looked to me like he stormed the door.”
Chris later confessed to murdering his wife, Shannon, by strangulation in their five-bedroom home in Frederick, Colorado when he was taken to the police station for questioning.
He said he murdered his daughters by suffocation after initially lying and claimed their mother killed them after he asked for a separation and he then killed them in revenge.
His wife’s body was found in a shallow grave and his daughters’ bodies lay nearby in a crude oil tank.
He was sentenced to five life sentences in a plea bargain, preventing him from receiving the death penalty.