New reports have confirmed that Chris Watts, who has just spent his thirty-sixth birthday behind bars, is an "outcast, even among criminals"...
And he's apparently on the "lowest social tier" of the entire prison.
Which hasn't come as a surprise considering his horrific crimes.
Here's the full, and very shocking, story...
Now, Chris Watts' horrifying story resurfaced last year in September when Netflix released American Murder: The Family Next Door...
And it both captivated and horrified audiences all around the world.
With the use of Shanann's Facebook videos and police bodycam footage, the documentary delved into the story of the seemingly idyllic Watts family.
From an outsider's perspective, Chris and Shanann Watts had it all - a large Colorado family home and 2 beautiful daughters - 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste.
However, behind closed doors...
via: NetflixThings were far from perfect.
And, when a pregnant Shanann and her daughters suddenly went missing in August 2018...
via: NetflixA disturbing series of lies, betrayals, and murder began to gradually unfold.
The alarm was first raised on August 13th, 2018, when Shanann's friend, Nickole Atkinson, rang the police saying she was concerned for her wellbeing.
via: NetflixShe had dropped Shanann home in the early hours of the morning after a business trip and hadn’t been able to get hold of her since. She noted also that a pregnant Shanann had missed a doctor's appointment.
The police quickly attended the Watts residence...
via: NetflixWhere they found no signs of foul play, but all of Shanann’s personal belongings, such as her wedding ring and cell phone. It was then that Shanann and her 2 daughters were officially declared as missing.
This is when things started to get suspicious.
via: NetflixChris Watts returned home and, at first, appeared to be the confused and lost husband, telling police he “didn’t know what to do" and appealing for information to do with his wife and daughters’ whereabouts.
However, his story kept changing.
via: NetflixIt didn't take long for the police to grow suspicious of Chris, and it was quickly revealed that he had been having a long-standing affair with a colleague from work.
Just 2 days after Shanann's and the girls' disappearances, Chris was made to sit a polygraph test...
via: NetflixWhich he promptly failed.
From this, Chris then confessed the truth to his father...
By casually admitting to killing Shanann as well as their 2 daughters.
At first, he tried to claim that Shanann had smothered her children upon finding out about his affair and that he had killed her in a "fit of rage."
But months later, he would go on to retract this claim...
via: NetflixThus eventually admitting to smothering the girls himself, shortly after strangling their mother.
After more police probing, Chris eventually revealed that he had taken Shanann and the girls out to an Anadarko Petroleum site where he worked.
via: NetflixThere, he buried Shanann's body in a shallow grave before dumping his daughters in an oil rig which, in order to retrieve their bodies, police eventually had to drain.
In November that year, Chris pleaded guilty to a number of charges:
via: Netflix5 counts of first-degree murder (including 2 additional counts for his daughters because they were children under twelve), one count of unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and 3 counts of tampering with a deceased human body.
But even at this point, he still hadn’t told the true full story of what had happened that fateful day.
via: NetflixHe later told investigators that he and Shanann had argued over their relationship and his wish to leave her, so he had killed her. This woke his daughters, who asked what was going on. He then took Shanann’s body and the 2 girls to the oil site and killed the girls there.
Of course, the entire world was left utterly sickened over what the supposed "doting father" did to his family.
Just finished watching American Murderer: The Family Next Door on Netflix. There is a special place in hell for men… https://t.co/Pi7l1nRBEA— Cierra Levay Broadway (@Cierra Levay Broadway)1601486118.0
Just finished American Murderer: The family next door and all I can say is fuck Chris Watts. As a father of 2 I can… https://t.co/tE7eu1v6j8— Justin Erubiel Felix (@Justin Erubiel Felix)1601515823.0
If you haven’t watched “American Murderer The Family Next Door” on Netflix yet. Don’t watch it. I’m sick to stomach over it.— Alexander The Average (@Alexander The Average)1601702639.0
I am very disturbed after watching American Murderer the family next door. My heart broke watching that documentary.— YoungLewgi (@YoungLewgi)1601608510.0
Chris Watts is now serving 5 life sentences in prison...
via: NetflixAs well as eighty-four more years for his other crimes.
And, not even one week on from the documentary's debut...
via: GettyThe repercussions were fast to reach Chris in his Wisconsin jail cell.
A source close to the murderer claimed that Chris is aware of the documentary...
And, though he will never watch it himself, it reportedly sent him to "some dark places."
"Just knowing that the documentary is out there has sent Chris to some dark places," the source, who talked to Watts the weekend after the documentary's release, told PEOPLE. "He hates knowing that it's out there, but realizing that he will never see it."
Chris was apparently "curious" as to how the documentary told his story...
via: GettyAnd that's what's causing him the most anguish, not the poignant reminder of his sickening crimes. "He’s reliving a lot of what happened, and he hates not knowing what people are seeing about his private communications. Not that he wants to spend that time watching the darkest days of his life, but he wants to know what the documentary looks like and how it tells the story."
But, despite the anguish the documentary has caused him...
He is apparently a "changed man."
His mom, Cindy Watts, revealed a letter from her son last year as part of a HLN special, Killer Dad, Chris Watts Speaks where he'd written that he was a "changed man" and that he'd "found God."
They always do, don't they?
His mom claims that he wrote:
“I'm still a Dad! I'm still a son! No matter what. Now, I can add servant of God to that mix! He has shown me peace, love, and forgiveness, and that's how I live every day."
Well, it seems as if finding God is doing absolutely nothing for Chris's experience in prison...
Because new reports have surfaced claiming that Chris is "an outcast"... even among fellow criminals.
Speaking to PEOPLE, a source who is in regular contact with Chris said he has been ostracized by the other inmates and guards.
"No one wants anything to do with him," says the source. "He's on the lowest social tier of the entire prison. He's in protective custody because if he's around other inmates, he'd be in real danger. He's an outcast, even among criminals."
Chris, who turned thirty-six yesterday on May 16th, can go for days without talking to anyone...
And even the guards shun him.
"He's probably the most hated man in that prison," the source says. "Because he killed children. There's a definite pecking order in jail, and someone who hurts or kills kids is at the very bottom."
Rest in Peace, Shanann, Bella, and Celeste.