As revealed in the preview for a new show about Chris Watts, a clinical psychologist thinks the killer is actually innocent.
Watts is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after he admitted to the brutal 2018 murders of his 15-week pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella 3-year-old Celeste.
In 2020, the story became the subject of the popular Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door.
Now, a new documentary called Cellmate Secrets: Chris Watts will examine his life in prison. It will feature interviews with Christa Richello – the clinical psychologist who thinks he’s innocent.
Ironically, Richello is the fiancee of Chris’s prison pal, Dylan Tallman. She is also writing a book with the convicts.
A synopsis for the new show, which is set to be released in June, reads: “Chris Watts brutally murdered his pregnant wife and his two small children. He left his wife in a shallow grave and he put his daughters in two separate oil tanks.”
“Chris tearfully pled for the return of his family in front of news cameras, but later confessed and it was revealed that he was having an affair with his co-worker,” it continues.
“Chris still receives an overwhelming amount of fan mail behind bars and when his cellmate Dylan Tallman responded on his behalf to a fan letter from Christa Richello, it was the beginning of a close and intimate relationship between the trio.”
“Christa, a clinical psychologist, is adamant that Chris Watts is innocent and she’s currently writing a book with Chris and her now fiancé Dylan.”
“In all-new interviews Christa sits down with cameras and delves into her relationship with the two men, including that the cellmates are so close they consider themselves brothers, although some suspect that there’s more going on with the two men.”
“The documentary crew also sits down with Cheryln Cadle, who became intrigued by Chris over the course of his trial and began exchanging letters with him and eventually met him in-person, where he allegedly revealed more to her than he did to the FBI.”
In court, Watts admitted his guilt as part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.