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Family killer Chris Watts tried to frame mistress for daughters’ murders, inmate says

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An inmate close to Chris Watts has claimed that the 36-year-old, who killed wife Shanann and his two children, blamed his lover for the murders

Killer Chris Watts blamed his lover for the murder of his two young daughters, a former inmate who spent time with him claimed.

Watts, 36, is serving five life sentences without the possibility of parole for the murders of his then-pregnant wife Shanann and their two young daughters, Bella, 4, and three-year-old Celeste.

The 36-year-old initially played the worried husband and father when Shanann and the girls were reported missing, but Watts admitted to choking Shanann to death after he failed a lie detector test.

He claims it was his wife who killed the children in the horrific killings on August 13, 2018.

After his sentencing, however, Watts admitted to suffocating the two girls at an oil site leased by the company he worked for and throwing the children’s bodies into oil tanks after he buried his wife in a shallow grave nearby had buried.

An investigation revealed that Watts was in an extramarital relationship with colleague Nichol Kessinger and Watts reportedly had plans to start a new life with her.

Former inmate David Carter, who spent two spells with Watts at Dodge Correctional Facility, has claimed the killer shifted the blame for the murder onto Kessinger.

Carter, 35, who says he was serving a sentence for theft and possession of methamphetamine, became close to Watts during his time at the Slammer.

Speaking to The Sun, Carter said: “We were in the same unit together, Unit 11. It’s for people who don’t fit into the general population and for people with medical conditions.

“I told him I can’t judge him for what happened, but I’d like to know what’s on his mind.”

According to Carter, it was at this point that Watts made the claim that “Nichol had smothered the girls with their blankets and they were suffocating”.

Watts is also said to have claimed that she helped him “get the girls in the oil tanks and dig the grave for Shannan.”

Carter said Watts “couldn’t face killing his own kids and he said that’s why Nichol killed them.”

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