Chris Watts Mistress Says He Texted Her Right After The Murder Saying “I Didn’t Hurt My Family”
Chris Watts, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his wife and two kids in 2018, texted his mistress after he killed them that he “didn’t hurt my family,” according to a new video released by the family of Shanann Watts.
The video shows Watts’ mistress, Nichol Kessinger, in an interview with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation dated August 16, 2018.
“If you did something bad…you’re going to ruin your life…and if you did something bad…you’re going to ruin my life,” Kessinger texted Chris Watts. “I promise you that.”
“I didn’t hurt my family Nikki,” Chris Watts responded.
Kessinger told the Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents that she had not spoken with Chris Watts since.
Chris Watts strangled his wife, who was 15 weeks pregnant at the time, on Aug 13, 2018. Afterward, he took her body to the oil company he worked for, where prosecutors said he buried her and his two children, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.
Authorities believe that Chris Watts murdered his family because of the affair. After Chris told his wife Shanann that their marriage was over, she told him he wouldn’t be able to see their children so he strangled her in their bed.
During the interview with police Kessinger said that Watts wasn’t wearing a wedding ring when the two met, nor did he disclose that he was in a relationship. She said that she hadn’t seen anything that was concerning about the way he’d spoken about his family.
“It wasn’t anything out of the ordinary or anything that would scare me,” Kessinger said. “Even to this day, even after everything that I’ve found out, I still look back at that, and I don’t see any red lights about the way he spoke about his family.”
Chris Watts and Kessinger met at the Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where they both worked.
Kessinger applied for a name change in Jefferson County, Colo., in 2018 following the release of a Netflix documentary on the events leading up to Chris Watts’ arrest.