Where Is Chris Watts Now? Convicted Killer To Spend Life In Maximum Security Prison – Women’s Health

Netflix has become a hub of content for fans of true crime shows and documentaries, with hits like the viral Tiger King, Unsolved Mysteries and The Innocence Files. On Wednesday, September 30th, the streaming service will premiere a new true crime doc called American Murder: The Family Next Door. This docuseries is about the the disappearance (and murder) of Colorado mom Shanann Watts (who was 15 weeks pregnant) and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste, by her husband Chris Watts back on August 13, 2018.

The documentary features a lot of personal footage that Shanann Watts shared on her Facebook page before her death, and documents the days following her disappearance. You'll see her husband Chris Watts fail a polygraph test and eventually confess all to the police.

Viewers learn that one reason Chris murdered his family was because he wanted to start a new life with his mistress/girlfriend at the time, Nichol Kessinger.

So where is Chris Watts now? Here's what you need to know.

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For the murders, Watts was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in November 2018. He is currently being held at Dodge Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison, in Waupun, Wisconsin, according to PEOPLE. Watts was allegedly purposefully moved out of Colorado for security reasons. He is on lockdown for 23 hours a day in prison.

"He knows exactly what he did," a source told PEOPLE. "He's haunted by what he did. He says he can't shake the memories of his family, and they haunt him. He is in his own psychological torment, every day of his life."

"He knows he deserves it," the source continued. "He knows that he made many mistakes in his life, and this is his punishment."

And he's also full of regret and remorse.

Hes sad that everyone is hurting, a source named Kim told PEOPLE. He wishes he could go back in time. He wishes he had handled things differently.

She added, "This is his life. Every day. Every hour. Every minute. Full of regret and remorse for the choices he made."

Watts has found religion in prison, according to PEOPLE. Watts allegedly is allowed to have a Bible and family photos, which he keeps next to his bed.

A day doesnt go bya minute doesnt go bywhere he doesnt think about his family, the source told the magazine. "He's in a hell of his own making."

In a letter he wrote to his mother in June 2019, he called himself a servant of God. "Im still a Dad! Im still a son! No matter what. Now, I can add servant of God to that mix!"

Shannan's family also filed a civil lawsuit against Chris, according to PEOPLE. Watts reportedly agreed to pay the family for the damages: $1 million for each death plus $3 million for emotional distress, with an 8 percent annual interest rate, according to the Denver Post.

Watts worked with author Cherlyn Cadle through letters and interviews for the book titled Letters from Christopher: The Tragic Confessions of the Watts Family Murders.

According to the DailyMail, Cadle learned a ton of information from Chris after she started corresponding with him in prison.

Some grim details include that Watts tried to cause Shanann to miscarry their son Nico, after his mistress/girlfriend Kessinger told him she wanted to 'give him his first son'. He also reportedly felt no remorse after he killed Shanann. "All I could feel was now I was free to be with Nikki. Feelings of my love for her was overcoming me. I felt no remorse," he said.

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