Chris Watts Will Change his Mind about Pleading Guilty

Chris Watts will change his mind about pleading guilty. He’ll either do it over the weekend, or at the sentencing hearing on Monday, or he’ll lodge an appeal shortly after. How do we know he will? Because he’s changed his mind before.

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He changed the time of the crime from waking up at 05:00 to waking up at 04:00, he changed the emotional conversation to one in which there were tears and rage, and he’s gone from shrugging off the murders initially as a missing person’s case, then accusing Shan’ann of killing the children and finally to confessing that it was him.

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One could take it further, and show Watts’ ambivalence to his work as a mechanic, prompting him to ditch that line of work for the oil industry in January 2015. Probably he was ambivalent about Le-Vel and Thrive as well, just as he was about his marriage  and the pregnancy in the final weeks. He was actively engaged in an affair [or affairs] while married, which provides the psychological DNA for a man capable of tolerating a contradiction and conflictedness in his life for an extended period, before taking decisive action. It’s also possible he is “ambivalent” sexually.

Chris Watts’ mother Cindy has just compared Bella Watts to her father, calling her [him] conservative, cautious and shy. This plea deal, this early, echoes all those traits.

Chris Watts is capable of dedicated resilience and resolve. He can put his head down, do what he’s told and do the right thing. He can be dutiful and diligent, but he’s also capable of throwing in the towel [and picking it up again] on his story. Whatever happens on Monday, this case is far from over.

9 thoughts on “Chris Watts Will Change his Mind about Pleading Guilty

  1. Agreed. And very perceptive regarding his inherent tentative and ambivalent nature. Chris’s mother, Cindy, understands her son and is attempting to intercede on his behalf.

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  2. It appears that Cindy Watts and Shan’ann weren’t crazy about each other. The way Ronnie Watts deferred to Cindy and allowed her to mostly be the one in the family to be front and center, tells me that Chris picked a wife just like Mommy dearest. The irony is chris snuffed bossy, aggressive Shan’ann out of his life only to be replaced by his mom. Chris has come full circle.

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  3. I believe with his parents stepping up now and hopefully being able to speak to him and perhaps getting new Council.
    He will Appeal.
    It will be interesting to see what happens Monday.

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  4. Not sure Shannon, but I think getting new counsel for Chris will be more involved than just going through the phone book, picking a new lawyer and firing his current ones. Maybe someone reading this can clarify, but I think he needs to get the courts approval to make any changes. I’ve seen defendants try to fire their lawyer/s and the judge wouldn’t let them. But if that’s what Chris wants, not his family, hopefully the court will allow it. As much as I believe he’s guilty of killing the kids, I still want his rights upheld to the fullest, if he wants a trial, he should have one.

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  5. You have the Right to Fire your Lawyer if they not Representing your Interests.
    It happens every day.
    Also he has in the deal, the right to Appeal his deal. Its a clause already written in.
    They call it A sweet heart deal.
    Maybe just maybe with his Parents getting involved now, they will find a Lawyer or one will step up….Publicity for them. It does happen.
    Monday will be interesting.

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  6. Shannon yes I’m aware Chris can get out of the plea deal. Yes I’m aware people fire their lawyers all the time. But I’m also saying I don’t think it’s as cut and dry as him just telling his current lawyers – You’re fired. I’m really think it’s going to require court approval. I have no legal background, but I’ve followed enough true crime for over 40 years to know that under certain circumstances the judge needs to approve the change in representation. I’ve actually seen some judges refuse the defendants desire to get new lawyers. Or maybe the judge has to give the okay for a lawyer to decide HE/SHE wants to leave a case, that could be it. Regardless, I’m sure Chris will get new lawyers if that’s what he wants because if Chris is convicted, he could appeal and get a new trial claiming ineffective counsel, no judge wants that to happen! I think the key here is that Chris will have to be the one to request new lawyers, not his mom.

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  7. I’m sorry I don’t know how to send a link.
    Colorado had quite a few Murder cases going on.
    Aug 28 2018…….kktv.com
    Jacob Ind.
    Man convicted for double murder ask for Lawyer to be removed from Case before retrial.

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  8. Chris Watts hasn’t had a trial yet. Of course…lol…he has to ask for one.
    He has to follow the instructions from the judge, after he revolts his plea deal.

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