Chris Watts’ mistress Nichol Kessinger has spoken out about the chilling details of what he said to her after his family disappeared…
And, since the release of American Murder: The Family Next Door on Netflix, the harrowing case has become known to people all across the globe.
More details have emerged, including the first thing Chris’ mistress, Nichol, said to him after his family had disappeared.
Providing bombshell information that would prove crucial to the case… though it has come at a price for Nichol.
From an outsider’s perspective, Chris and Shanann Watts had it all – a large Colorado family home and 2 beautiful daughters – 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste.
Things were far from perfect.
A disturbing series of lies, betrayals, and murder began to gradually unfold.
She had dropped Shanann home in the early hours of the morning after a business trip and hadn’t been able to get hold of her since.
She noted also that a pregnant Shanann had missed a doctor’s appointment.
Where they found no signs of foul play, but all of Shanann’s personal belongings, such as her wedding ring and cell phone.
It was then that Shanann and her 2 daughters were officially declared as missing.
Chris Watts returned home and, at first, appeared to be the confused and lost husband, telling police he “didn’t know what to do” and appealing for information to do with his wife and daughters’ whereabouts.
It didn’t take long for the police to grow suspicious of Chris, and it was quickly revealed that he had been having a long-standing affair with a colleague from work.
Which he promptly failed.
He casually admitted to killing Shanann as well as their 2 daughters.
And that he had killed her in a “fit of rage.”
Thus eventually admitting to smothering the girls himself, shortly after strangling their mother.
There, he buried Shanann’s body in a shallow grave before dumping his daughters in an oil rig which, in order to retrieve their bodies, police eventually had to drain.
5 counts of first-degree murder (including 2 additional counts for his daughters because they were children under twelve), 1 count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and 3 counts of tampering with a deceased human body.
But even at this point, he still hadn’t told the true full story of what had happened that fateful day.
He later told investigators that he and Shanann had argued over their relationship and his wish to leave her, so he had killed her. This woke his daughters, who asked what was going on.
He then took Shanann’s body and the 2 girls to the oil site and killed the girls there.
As well as eighty-four more years for his other crimes.
Shocking new details surround his mistress, Nichol, have emerged.
Despite seeing each other between 4 and 5 times a week, Nichol was set on taking the relationship slow because he had told her he was divorcing his wife Shanann.
And Chris’ twisted reality painted a very different picture.
Nichol was horrified to discover the man she was in a relationship with was still married and expecting another child.
Then, at 3:45pm, he sent another text to tell Nichol that his family were “gone.”
So she didn’t want to worry him more by showing her concern.
She knew something wasn’t right.
Later that night, in a series of lengthy phone calls and text conversations, Chris gave Nichol his version of events.
Nichol said: “I thought, ‘If he was able to lie to me and hide something that big, what else was he lying about?’”
But she says the murderer kept trying to turn the conversation away from his missing family.
Nichol pushed Chris for more information on what could have happened to his family.
He insisted he would never do anything to hurt his family – but Nichol said: “It got to a point that he was telling me so many lies that I eventually told him that I did not want to speak to him again until his family was found.”
“I just wanted to help. With a pregnant woman and 2 children missing, I was going to do anything that I could.
“I just felt so, so sad. He’s a liar. He lied about everything.”
“Nichol Kessinger turned out to have information that I can best describe as being a bombshell,” they said.
She has even reportedly filed to change her name.
Rest in peace Shanann, Celeste, and Bella.