Chris Watts’ Mistress Shares Last Text He Sent Her After the Murder of His Wife and Kids
Before the bodies of his pregnant wife and two daughters were found in an oil field in 2018, Chris Watts denied any wrongdoing in a chilling text to his mistress, Nichol Kessinger.
Before the bodies of his pregnant wife and two daughters were found in an oil field in 2018, Chris Watts denied any wrongdoing in a chilling text to his mistress, Nichol Kessinger. In a newly surfaced police video filmed during the investigation, Nichol detailed her affair with Chris and told officers that she questioned him about his family’s disappearance when it made headlines. Per People, who verified the authenticity of the three-hour video, Nichol shared with authorities that she and Chris exchanged texts after Shanann Watts and her daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, went missing. “I kept asking him, ‘What did you do, Chris? What did you do?’
Shanann, who was 15-weeks pregnant, and her daughters were first reported missing from their Colorado home on Aug. 13, 2018. While Chris initially pleaded for their safe return on local news, he later confessed to killing them and hiding their bodies at his then-work site. He pleaded guilty to all three murders on Nov. 6, 2018, and was sentenced to five life terms in prison without the possibility of parole.
In the police video, Nichol said that Chris told her he had separated from his wife and was planning on divorcing her. Still, Nichol told officers that Chris was “never hostile” when they would talk about his family.
“There were several discussions that we had about his current relationship and where it had gone,” she said, according to People. “It was never anything aggressive. It was still very kind. He was just like, ‘This is not working.’”
Nichol went on to say that Chris’ behavior throughout their relationship “wasn’t anything out of the ordinary or anything that would scare me. She added, “Even to this day, even after everything that I’ve found out, I still look back at that, and I don’t see any red lights about the way he spoke about his family.”