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Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders

Dad accused of killing wife, kids pleads guilty to gruesome murders”

A Colorado man has avoided the death penalty for killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters in a case with North Carolina connections. His plea includes the unlawful termination of pregnancy for the death of his unborn son, Nico.

He stressed that to say more, with the sentencing almost two weeks away, would be to reveal too much of what investigators had learned. Her parents, Frank Rzucek and Sandra Onorati Rzucek, and her brother, Frankie Rzucek, watched from a front row of the packed courtroom.

Later, as people searched for his missing family, Watts told CNN affiliate KMGH he had had an emotional conversation with his wife, Shanann, the last time he saw her.

He said he went off to work and only knew something was wrong when he was contacted later by her colleagues.

Chris Watts kept changing stories after his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared from their Colorado town in mid-August.

"I can only say that I hope there is a sense of closure (for family members of the deceased)", Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke said.

The request not to seek the death penalty came from Shannan's family, CBS Denver reports.

"(Her mother) said, 'He made the choice to take those lives, '" the district attorney said.

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

"Ask me again [on] ... the day after, the day of sentencing", he said.

Watts is set to be sentenced November 19 and faces life in prison.

Image: Shanann and Christopher Watts.

Shanann Watts, Bella and Celeste were first reported missing on August 13 by one of Shanann Watts' friends.

Shanann Watts' body was found in a shallow grave, and the bodies of Bella and Celeste were discovered in commercial oil tanks at a company where Chris Watts had worked.

Family friend Ashley Bell said he did not understand why Watts killed his family, describing him as a loving father and his wife as "pretty happy" at the time of her death. He added that law enforcement never believed Watts' defense that Shanann Watts had strangled her daughters to death, sending him into a rage that led him to strangle his wife to death.

Rourke said his office discussed whether to require Watts to provide a full and accurate account of what happened during the slayings, but said everyone involved agreed Watts would never offer a truthful statement.

"The spotlight that he tried to shine on Shanann - falsely, incorrectly and frankly a flat-out lie - has been corrected", Rourke said. "The spotlight shines directly where it belongs - on him", Rourke said.



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