Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Man admits to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters

Man admits to killing his pregnant wife and two daughters

A Colorado man charged with killing his pregnant wife and two daughters has pleaded guilty under a plea deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty. His plea includes the unlawful termination of pregnancy for the death of his unborn son, Nico.

Appearing in court in Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to all nine charges as the judge read them out.

Watts' voice was shaking, and he could occasionally be heard sniffing after each time he said "guilty".

"Sandra said it best when she said: 'He made that choice to take their lives".

Shanann Watts was 15 weeks pregnant when she died, according to court records.

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"He deserves a life sentence for each and every act", Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said.

The request to not seek the death penalty came from Shanann Watts' family. A judge set an execution date for him in 2013, but Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a temporary reprieve to postpone his execution.

The family was supportive about not seeking the death penalty, he said.

Shannan Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella and Celeste (pictured) were found dead on a property owned by Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

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'That to me was the most important consideration in deciding how to proceed in this a case.

"That about as firmly as she could have said it to me", Rourke said.

The Rzucek family watched from a row of chairs, holding hands, as Rourke spoke to reporters but did not speak.

Watts will be sentenced on November 19 and is facing life in prison.

Watts is represented by the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender, which does not comment on pending cases.

It's alleged he drove their bodies to an oil site, and police said the girls' bodies were found in an oil tank while his wife's body was found in a shallow grave.

Police said Watts admitted to murdering his wife but claimed he killed her because she strangled their children.

However, in a second interview with police, Watts told police he looked at the baby monitor screen and saw Shanann strangling their daughter Celeste and that he saw their older daughter, Bella, blue and "sprawled" out on her bed, according to the affidavit.

Rourke said investigators believe they have a partial motive for the slayings, but said he wouldn't give details until after Watts is sentenced.

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