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17th May 2021

Chris Watts in protective custody in prison over “danger” of other inmates

Melissa Carton

Watts pleaded guilty to murdering his wife and children in 2018.

Since Netflix released its true crime series American Murder: The Family Next Door, the Watts family case has received a lot of  attention.

The series focuses on the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her two daughters in 2018 and the shocking revelation that it was her husband that murdered them and hid their bodies.

The case was instantly a media sensation in the States with no one able to believe that such a seemingly happy family who had it all could be harbouring a deadly killer.

Recently, a source close to Chris revealed that he has been shunned in prison and has to be put in protective custody to keep him safe from other prisoners;

“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.

He’s probably the most hated man in that prison because he killed children.

There’s a definite pecking order in jail, and someone who hurts or kills kids is at the very bottom.”

According to the source, who was recently interviewed by People magazine, even the guards refuse to speak to Chris unless they have to.

Watts is currently serving a life sentence for killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.

He murdered his family and then dumped their bodies at a job site at the oil company where he worked.

In the run-up to the murders, Watts had been having an affair with a co-worker which many believe was the motive behind wanting to get rid of his family.

After initially denying he knew anything about what happened to his family, Watts eventually pled guilty on all counts. He is now serving a life sentence.