In the days before he murdered his wife and 2 kids, Chris Watts was Googling the price of an Audi and 'marrying your mistress'

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  • Cellphone data recovered by detectives in their investigation into Chris Watts show the Colorado man was falling in love with his mistress in the days before he killed his pregnant wife and two kids.
  • Wife Shanann picked up on the distance and was desperately trying to sa lavage their relationship, but Watts remained cool, making internet searches for the prices of Audis while she bought self-help books online.
  • Shanann and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste, were killed sometime in the early morning hours of August 13. Their bodies were dumped at an oil site where Watts worked.

Cellphone data obtained in the investigation into Colorado murderer Chris Watts show he was looking up ways to marry his mistress and the lyrics to love songs in the days before he killed his pregnant wife and two kids this past August.

The data was included in a batch of nearly 2,000 documents first obtained by the Daily Mail in a Freedom of Information Act Request this week.

The cellphone data showed Watts striking up a romantic relationship with a woman he met at work, Nichol Kessinger. He entered her phone number into his phone on June 14, and they proceeded to start dating while his wife and daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were away for most of the summer visiting family in North Carolina.

Watts‘ phone data showed that he had his first phone call with Kessinger on July 7, and a week later they visited a Mustang museum together. Four days later, Kessinger started sending him semi-nude photos of herself, according to the data obtained by the Mail.GettyImages 1020908368

In July, Kessinger typed this phrase into Google“ „Man I’m having affair with says he will leave his wife.“ A few hours after that search, Watts makes a search for „Victoria Secret [sic].“

That same day, a worried Shanann sent a slew of texts to her husband saying she has realized „what’s missing in our relationship!“ and accuses him of not reciprocating her feelings and effort. The following morning, Watts made several Google searches between 8:41 a.m. and 12:07 p.m., including „When to say I love you,“ „When to say I love you for the first time in a new relationship,“ „What do you feel when someone tells you they love you,“ and „How does it feel when someone says I love you.“

During an interview with the Denver Post earlier this month, Kessinger said that she started dating Watts at the end of June and that he told her that he was in the final stages of his divorce. She claims she didn’t know that he was actually expecting his third child with Shanann.

On July 28, investigators wrote in documents that Watts and Kessinger traveled together to spend a night at the Great Sand Dunes. Two days later, Watts started looking up „love letters“ and lyrics to love songs.Screen Shot 2018 11 30 at 1.22.53 PM

The next day, Watts flew to North Carolina for the final week of his family’s vacation.

On August 4, while Watts was away, Kessinger spent two hours looking for wedding dresses on Google.

On August 8, a day after the family returned from North Carolina, Watts searched Google for topics related to „marrying your mistress.“ Meanwhile, Shanann had started confiding in her friends that her husband had become distant and they were having issues.

In the five final days of her life, Shanann Googled couples counselors in her area and bought relationship self-help books online, according to the documents.

Read more: Text messages and phone records show pregnant Colorado woman murdered by her husband told friends before her death that he had ‚changed‘ and didn’t want another baby

Meanwhile, on August 9, four days before he killed his wife and kids, he looked up the prices on an Audi Q7. That day, his wife left for a quick business trip to Arizona. The following day, he spent the morning arranging a babysitter to look after his girls so he could attend a Colorado Rockies game the next day. In reality, he went out on a date with Kessinger.shanann watts body

The Watts‘ home surveillance system records Shanann returning home from Arizona just before 2 a.m. on August 13. The report notes that at 5:58 a.m. Watts left home with his family’s bodies „piled in the backseat of his truck.“

Earlier this month Watts pleaded guilty to counts including first-degree murder. He was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

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