Trigger warning: contains graphic details of murder that some readers may find distressing.
To the people around them, Chris Watts was a doting husband and a devoted father. Even his wife, Shanann, would often praise him for being the ideal family man.
Months before his wife’s murder, Shanann wrote on Facebook about Chris, “He’s my rock! He takes care of us girls unconditionally! Thank you baby for holding down the fort this weekend! Love you,” as quoted by The Sun. There was nothing that led Shanann to foresee that her husband would carry out the cold-blooded murders of his wife and children.
On the night when Chris murdered his pregnant wife, his daughters, and his unborn son, he got into a fight with Shanann. And he told her that he had been cheating on her.