The Atkinson Transcripts [#2 of 15]

On the night of August 14, CBI agent Greg Zentner was dispatched to Boulder to interview the most crucial witness in the Watts case. The transcript below is an excerpt from a 72 page document spanning 3223 lines of text.

CrimeRocket is the first to reproduce and analyze this critical transcript in-depth. The entire transcript has been broken down into 15 sections.

The second part includes:

  • Confirmation that their flight was supposed to land at 23:25. It arrived instead at 12:45.
  • Shan’ann’s neck was really bothering her [this may have been why she felt out of sorts].
  • According to Nickole the doctor’s appointment was at 09:00.
  • Shan’ann expected get three hours sleep on Monday, from 02:00 until 05:00 [05:00 was the time Ceecee woke up].
  • Chris Watts first version of how the girls and Shan’ann had left the house was to Nickole, telling her “a friend must have picked them up or something…”
  • Nickole called Watts three times before he answered at approximately 12:27.
  • According to Nickole, Deeter had been “caged”, something they usually did when everyone left the house.

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The audio for the above transcript is available here.

The third part includes Nickole’s explanation for why she called the cops when she did.

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8 thoughts on “The Atkinson Transcripts [#2 of 15]

  1. I know everyone hails her as a hero, but something about her rubs me the wrong way. I can’t put my finger on it, from the first interview with her, she just put me off….but she knows far more than she’s saying IMO.


  2. Au contraire! What a wonderful woman and friend. I can just feel her anxiety again as I read this. She went the extra mile, going to her doctor’s office and meanwhile Chris is getting angry because she’s disturbing him at work and setting off his alarm- “I’m busy and I’m at work” and “Are you still at my house?”. Unreal, just unreal.

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  3. This has nothing to do with the transcripts, but may as well post what I found here. Many have commented that Nickole seems to have morphed into Shan’ann since her murder. Pushing Thrive, getting her nails done like Shan’ann’s. I was scanning through Nickole’s social media and found Another “Shan’ann -ism” Nickole has picked up! Going back a few years in Shan’ann’s Facebook and instagram, Shan’ann had a habit of calling people “Love”. Instead of saying – “Yes Nickole” or “Yes Suzy”, Shan’ann would say “Yes love” to multiple people over the years. Guess who else is calling people “love”?!


  4. I seem to remember that Nicole was desperate to find Sha’nan,, because Sha’nan was going to help Nicole get a car that day?


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