Chris Watts is in protective custody. He receives a lot of letters from female admirers.
Trigger warning: Contains descriptions of violence and murder that readers may find distressing.
"Family killer" Chris Watts brutally murdered his pregnant wife Shanann, and their two daughters, Celeste and Bella Maria, just to start a new life with his mistress Nicole Kessinger. The man, now incarcerated in Dodge Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison, in Waupun, is reportedly detested by other inmates. Moreover, Watts just celebrated his 36th birthday on May 16, 2021, since being imprisoned in 2018.
According to People, a source stated that Watts is placed in protective custody as his co-prisoners dislike him. "No one wants anything to do with him. He's on the lowest social tier of the entire prison. He's in protective custody because if he's around other inmates, he'd be in real danger. He's an outcast, even among criminals," said the source.
The source argued that his crimes against his own children ticked off other prisoners as they refuse to treat those crimes lightly. "He's probably the most hated man in that prison because he killed children. There's a definite pecking order in jail, and someone who hurts or kills kids is at the very bottom," said the insider. Apart from the inmates, the prison cops also shun Watts.
With a hostile environment inside the prison, Watts mentally retreats from his surrounding by corresponding with his penpals, who are mainly women. According to The Sun, Watts has a colossal following of women. These admirers believe he is innocent despite the evidence that proves otherwise.
Family killer Chris Watts hid nude selfies and explicit vids of his mistress in calculator app on his phone, cops foundhttps://t.co/NFn6xWkLzo— The Sun (@TheSun) October 22, 2020
"Many of them are from women who thought he was handsome and felt compassion for him. He had nothing better to do, so he wrote them back. And he started having penpals. A couple of them stood out, and they've kept in contact," stated a source previously, according to People. The source claimed that these women were not troubled but choose to stand by him. Some of them even wrote letters asking if they could come and visit him in prison.
"He'll write his penpals this season, and they're sending him notes, as well. It's literally all he can do at this point," said the insider. The source claimed that Watts kept a Bible and pictures of his family in his cell.
This is spinning me.— TEQUILA TAZE (@TazerBlack) April 1, 2021
The one serving life for killing his family for a side chick... that’s the one you want to invest time in 🤨
Killer Chris Watts Is Still In Touch With Mistress He Murdered Family To Be Withhttps://t.co/2E1UL7VzSI
Meanwhile, recent reports claimed Watts was re-connecting with his mistress, Kessinger.
Ostensibly, Kessinger, who changed her identity after the case, reached out to Watts. A former inmate, David Carter said Watts told him he was in contact with Kessinger in September 2020. "He told me she said that she needed to speak to him to clear some things up. He wouldn't tell me exactly what she had said," Carter said. He added that the cops suspended his email after they found their correspondence. "[Watts] wasn't supposed to have any contact with her, but she initiated it by writing to him," said Carter.
Meanwhile, Watts wanted to appeal his sentence. Currently, the man is serving five life sentences and 48 years in prison. However, Watts has not filed his paperwork for the appeal. "He's a young guy, only 36. So he could live like this for the next 50 years. It's probably a fate worse than death," said the insider to People.
Watts murdered his entire family in August 2018. His wife Shanann was strangled and his daughters were smothered to death. Their bodies were found buried at his job site near an oil company.
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