On November 19th, Chris Watts accepts a plea deal allowing him to avoid the death penalty and the blinding spectacle of a criminal trial, likely to have been America’s most high profile possibly ever.
In early December Chrs Watts is transferred to a prison out of state “amid safety concerns”. Three months later his discussions with law enforcement are national news, and become fodder for a two-part talk show in which the in-laws of his victims and a scrum of four lawyers participate – for cash.
Now Watts finds himself back to square one at Waupun, facing the same abuse he faced in a Weld County prison. His fellow inmates are wise to the high-profile visits of the FBI, CBI and the cops trying to unravel his criminal mind. Now those inmates want him – a baby, child and wife killer – to kill himself too.
Don’t be surprised if “out of safety concerns” Watts is transferred again. But one has to ask, was he really transferred out of safety concerns to begin with if no one blinked at the thought of giving Dr. Phil his exclusive, and someone getting a handsome payout? No one objected. According to the Denver Post the District Attorney simply said:
Rourke said Thursday he had chosen not to read the report or listen to the audio of Watts’s confession, but had been briefed on it by investigators. “When I got the briefing, it was the day after the interview was done, I was absolutely sickened, I was horrified,” he said.
He said that he and his office had thought of multiple scenarios of what could have happened during the case’s prosecution, but that this was so much worse. “What boggles my mind and baffles me is why did he have to kill those little girls?” Rourke said. “Did he think they would rat them out? Did they become a nuisance? No words that come out of his mouth will ever answer that for me. I hope his life is miserable.”
I saw in the media somewhere that Weld County claimed they had no advance knowledge of the first Dr. Phil interview, but they didn’t protesteth much or at all about the second interview being shown. [Maybe Watts and his family didn’t either]. As a result Watts’ safety and privacy concerns are blown, so if something happens to Watts now who would be responsible?