Christopher Watts Sentenced to life in prison


Maddux Hagy

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Christopher Watts, the Colorado man who killed his wife and their two daughters, was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Watts received three consecutive life sentences after being found guilty of the murders at the beginning of November. The prosecutors did not seek the death penalty in exchange for Watts’s guilty plea.

“I could objectively say this is perhaps the most inhumane and vicious crime that I have handled out of the thousands of cases I have seen. Nothing less than a maximum sentence would be appropriate,” the judge said.

Watts later claimed to investigators he killed his wife in “a rage” when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he told her he wanted to separate.

Prosecutors have since called Watts’ account “a flat-out lie.”

Prosecutors said Watts smothered his daughters to death and that Bella had “fought back for her life.” He then strangled his wife.

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