The family of a Moore County woman murdered by her husband speaks against a lifetime film about their daughter.
Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer will air for life on January 25, just a few weeks after Shanann Watts’ 36th birthday.
Lawyers for Shanann’s family held a press conference on Wednesday. They said that the family was not consulted on the film and did not earn a penny from it.
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The family discovered the film after its production. They say Lifetime never contacted them for their contribution, so they fear the film will rekindle conspiracy theories and lead to more online bullying.
“Armchair detectives moving there trying to find pieces of evidence, saying,” Chris really wasn’t the killer, it was X “or,” his original confession was the real confession and Shanann had helping out in this “or” there is some sort of conspiracy going on, “these things bother them a lot,” family lawyer Steven Lambert told ABC Denver 7.
Shanann’s family members say they have already been harassed online and victimized again. They fear that this film will only increase these problems.
Chris went to Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville and graduated in 2003. Shannan grew up in Aberdeen and attended Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines. The couple met in North Carolina before moving to Colorado to raise their daughters.
Shanann was dropped off at her home around 2 a.m. on August 13 when she returned from a work trip to Arizona. Chris first said that he last saw his wife around 5:15 a.m. that day when he left home. He said that Shanann’s friend stopped around noon to ask him where she and the girls were.
Police said the friend went to Shanann’s home after missing a doctor’s appointment. She was the one who denounced her, as well as the missing girls.
The officers went to the home for a welfare check later that day and confirmed that the three were missing.
Their bodies were later found on the property of Anadarko Petroleum, one of Colorado’s largest oil and gas drillers – a former employer of Chris.
Chris pleaded guilty to their murders and was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars.
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