"Literally your on my mind almost every single day since you were in the news."
The story of Chris Watts has been a wild rollercoaster ever since he first begged the public on national television to help him locate his missing wife and two daughters on August 14.
A day after that massive cry for help, the 33-year-old Watts was arrested as a suspect in the murders of his wife Shannan, 34, and daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three. What’s more is that Shannan was pregnant with the couple’s unborn son who was to be named Nico, when she was murdered.
Although Watts eventually admitted to committing all three murders, he’s since attracted the attention of a number of women who have reportedly been writing him love letters.
According to HuffPost, thousands of pages of documents that are related to the case were released by the district attorney in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and this revealed the letters to Watts (alongside photos of the crime scene and other details about the murders).
“I want to get to know you soooo bad its not even funny,” a 39-year-old woman from Colorado wrote to him. “Literally your on my mind almost every single day since you were in the news.”
That same woman also later added that she’d be “the happiest girl alive” if Watts responded to her letter. She signed her note with a number of hashtags that support her belief in Watts’ innocence, despite his admission to his crimes, including #TEAMCHRIS, #CHRISISINNOCENT, #LOVEHIM, and #SOOOOCUTE.
Dozens of letters were sent to Watts as he awaited trial for his heinous crimes, many displaying such affection for the confessed killer.
“In my heart, you are a great guy,” wrote one woman named Candace. “I’m hoping to brighten your days,” wrote another.
Women wrote of the “connection” they felt they shared with Watts, and talked about how often they think of him fondly. One woman even included a picture of herself in a bikini.
All this despite the fact that Watts killed his entire family.
Watts pleaded guilty to all three deaths and all nine charges against him on Nov. 6, including first-degree murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
His admission to his crimes is a part of a plea deal that was arranged, according to Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke. In exchange for his pleas, Watts was not subjected to the death penalty as punishment.
On Nov. 19, Watts was handed five life sentences for the murders of his wife and children. The judge called this case “perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime I have handled out of the thousands of cases that I have seen,” according to The New York Times.
“The man seated to my right smothered his daughters,” Rourke said during the trial, later describing how Watts dumped the bodies of his two young daughters in oil tanks and buried his slain wife nearby.
None of these details seem to bother the women that are sending him these love letters.
Psychologist Judy Ho, who co-hosts the television series Face The Truth, says that nearly every convicted killer has these types of “groupies” that will send them such letters — no matter how heinous their crimes. It’s the fact that women are sometimes attracted to the “bad boy” and, as Ho explains it, want to be the “special person” to fix their wrongdoing.
Although these women sending letters to Watts might make his time in jail a touch more bearable, his five life sentences will probably do away with any chance of any actual relationships coming to pass.
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