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61: MURDERED: The Watts Family

61: MURDERED: The Watts Family

Update: 2018-12-2478
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The most recent family annihilator case in the U.S. was incredibly heartbreaking and had every American checking their TVs and smart phones regularly for updates. In this week's episode, we give you our take on the case of Chris Watts who murdered his wife Shanann and their to young daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year old Celeste. 

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Comments (24)

Jq Baker

Thats just too much. I have a daughter and I remember that being about the greatest love I have ever felt. can't even imagine harming my princess. And I also cant believe the creepy women wanting to write him.

Jun 19th
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Stefanie May

He is a sick jerk. I watched an interview with him saying how the voices told him to do it... Nice try monster.

Jun 11th
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Kimberlee

When he was at the neighbor's and the commerical came on of a newborn fetus and then a skull going in crude oil, you know Shannan was there trying to help police as they were watching video of him leaving with her body and and the girls playing in the backseat.

Jun 11th
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Kimberlee

He only confessed he killed his wife, after the police gave him "an out" and gave him the idea that he was probably protecting the kids but we all know he killed them all for selfish reasons. One sister had to watch as the other was being murdered in his truck. The most horrific thing was getting those babies out of the crude oil.

Jun 11th
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Bethany Fregans

Kimberlee omg the sister had to watch? 😭

Jun 21st
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Jac

This is a heartbreaking story well told.

Jun 6th
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jkiel d

I am in tears ... what a monster

May 21st
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Alissa Maxwell

I deeply regret listening to this. I think you went a little too far with the gruesome details. If this story disturbed you as much as you say, imagine how parents of toddlers feel. I am a loyal listener and I'm sure others want all the details. Maybe in future, include a warning on episodes that have especially horrific details?

Apr 13th
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Bethany Fregans

Stefanie May completely agree

Jun 21st
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Stefanie May

Bethany Fregans I agree it is sad, and I was pregnant with my twins when Caylee Anthony was "missing" but actually murdered and then Haileigh Cummings. I was so upset and it makes me give my kids extra hugs and kisses after listening. But, it also has taught me what is most important... Them. Many cases include boyfriend /spouse of the mom or because of a desire to be free to pursue romance and sorry but my kids mean more to me than any need to have a romance... So I have been single since my divorce from their dad. I met with his wife and now know her character before I let them stay with her alone. I also watch my kids and don't ever assume they are safe. I'd rather be that nutty worried mom, than think "oh they will be fine walking 5 houses down to play with their friend"... Nope. Will it kill me to walk them there and walk to ge them? Nope. I'd rather be doing that than them not ever coming home. So I think this is what I get from these cases.

Jun 21st
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Shayla Campbell

This is the saddest story ever...

Apr 11th
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Johane Mc Duff

He killed his family because he's greedy. Alimony and child support for 3 young kids is expensive. He went about his business as if nothing ever happened like the sociopath that he is.

Mar 31st
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Monica

I am left without words. Wow you girls are Awesome!!!

Feb 23rd
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Désirée König

There was a family annihilator case in my village when I was 8. Small village of 500 people. The story is told like this: father comes home to find his 2 children burned to death and his wife severely burned. She dies a couple of days later in hospital from her burns. No case is ever opened. The village people of the village say she was depressed; they also disapprove of her because she was a working mother. Everybody 'just knows' that she did it. That's the official conclusion. I don't know if police investigated the father seriously, but it feels like there was not enough done.

Feb 20th
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Summer Martinez

heartbreaking story. I'm currently in a very abusive relationship where my boyfriend has beat me and threatened to kill me and my dogs and mom. I'm getting ready to see a therapist and possibly restraining order against him. thanks for this

Feb 17th
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Kristy-Lea Thrift

Summer Martinez are you ok? please try and get out! you're worth so much more!

Mar 1st
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Christina Freshour

Summer Martinez RUN! Definitely get the restraining order. Put your friends and family on alert. Also, maybe download this app... the functionality may save your life. https://idahonews.com/news/local/dr-phils-wife-releases-app-to-help-victims-escape-domestic-abuse

Feb 23rd
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Kayte Bergey

My first comment on any podcast ever - phenomenal work, great investigation, my heart is broken. Amazing work ladies!

Feb 3rd
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Christopher J. Perez

that part were the little girl sang the song about her dad being a hero broke my heart! I would die for my children.

Jan 22nd
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LeAnna Shane Tanenbaum

so for anyone interested, if you are a Scribd member with a subscription, you can read all the court documents involved with this case. including the deleted texts,transcripts from interviews, autopsy results etc.

Dec 28th
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Irene B

Youtube (police body cam) video on this sad story: https://youtu.be/2ZJzEZ8Y-rM

Dec 25th
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61: MURDERED: The Watts Family

61: MURDERED: The Watts Family

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