A father strangled his two daughters, before stuffing their bodies in an oil tank and killed their pregnant mom, five days before couple’s planned party to reveal their new baby’s gender.
The monster dad strangled his two young children before hiding their bodies along with that of their pregnant mother in oil tanks.
Lawyers for 33 year old Christopher Lee Watts, filed a motion on Friday in Weld County, Colorado, asking for DNA to be taken from the necks of the little girls’ bodies, and it strongly suggested they were strangled.
There has been no official cause of death announced in the case, after the bodies of Shanann Watts, 34, and the couple’s two daughters, four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste, were recovered on Thursday from the oil field where Christopher worked.
Colorado is one of 12 states that does not bring murder charges for the homicide of an unborn child, and Christopher faces only three murder counts.
Christopher is being held without bail and faces three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of evidence tampering.
Formal charges are expected to be filed on Monday, and prosecutors are believed to be weighing the death penalty – a rarity in Colorado, which has executed only one offender since capital punishment was reinstated in 1977.