THE parents of convicted killer Chris Watts live in North Carolina and are reportedly working on a book about how their son’s actions affected his family’s life forever.
Who are Chris Watts’ parents?
Ronnie and Cindy Watts are the parents of convicted killer Chris Watts, 34, who was convicted of killing his wife Shannan and their two.
Chris confessed to murdering his pregnant wife and their two daughters after their bodies were found at a nearby oil plant where he worked in Colorado.
He was also having an affair with Nichol Kessinger, a colleague of his.Watts murdered his family and allegedly had an affair with a colleague[/caption]
Ronnie and Cindy Watts gave statements to the police about their son and the killing of his wife and her two daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4.
They both believed their son was innocent and repeatedly urged Chris not to confess to “something he didn’t do.”
“I asked Chris, ‘If you did not do this, do not confess to something you didn’t do,’” Cindy told KMGH at the time.Chris and his wife Shannan Watts before her death[/caption]
“(His defense attorney) shut me down. She completely shut me down.”
His father, Ronnie, chimed in adding, “If he didn’t kill the children, I want him to face that and let them prove it.”
Chris reportedly asked Ronnie to speak to him about the murder right before confessing to police.
FBI Special Agent Grahm Coder allowed Ronnie to hear his son one last time – some say he was a key component in Chris admitting to murdering his family.Chris was arrested after his recount to police did not coincide with the events that occurred[/caption]
Cindy supposedly could not believe that her son had committed the heinous crime despite him having confessed to it.
She addressed the media and reminded them that her son is “not a sociopath.”
“He’s not a sociopath. He’s not a psychopath.” Cindy told the news station.He dumped his family near his job site[/caption]
She also asked Chris not to confess if he didn’t do it and said her son took the plea deal to save his life.
Reports claimed Cindy and Chris’ wife Shannan were at odds and that his parents didn’t approve of their relationship.
Ronnie and Cindy apparently missed their wedding and disagreed with the couple’s decision to leave North Carolina and start a new life in Colorado.The shirt Shannan was wearing when she was murdered[/caption]
Shannan and Cindy also reportedly fought about her grandchildren.
After one altercation Cindy allegedly kicked Shannan out of her home following an argument about Cindy not knowing that her granddaughter had an allergic reaction to ice cream.
Where are Chris Watts’ parents now?
After Chris admitted to the murders, Ronnie and Cindy each gave statements to the court.
Their attorney read a letter that said: “We are not here to ask for leniency and are not in any way condoning or tolerating the crime that has occurred or the pain that has been caused…”
Cindy said during her son’s trial: “I have always loved you and I still do. We love you and forgive you son.”The underwear Shannan had on that day her body was dumped [/caption]
Ronnie said that he forgave his son for his actions.
“The Bible says if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us,” he said.
“Chris, I forgive you and your sister forgives you and we will never abandon you.”
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It was reported that Cindy is working on a book about her son’s murder case called All My Broken Pieces.
Parts of the book were leaked to Reddit and Facebook and apparently discusses the Watts family nucleus.
There is no word yet on if or when the book will be released.Watts being questioned by police in Colorado[/caption] Chris was sentenced to five life sentences – three consecutive and two concurrent – without the possibility of parole[/caption] Chris had sent his wife loving messages before murdering her and their family, she was also pregnant expecting their son[/caption]