The house where Chris Watts murdered his wife has finally been sold

Jake Massey

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The house where Chris Watts murdered his wife has finally been sold

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The family home of murderer Chris Watts has been sold four years on from his heinous crimes, according to The U.S. Sun.

The publication reports that an estate agent privately posted on Facebook confirming the news.

The post read: "Huge congratulations to my buyers on their closing!!!!

"It took everything we had to get here!!! So happy for you guys and can't wait to see the memories you make in your new home!!!

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"I'll edit to add since it's been asked. Yes, this was the Watts house. It is now the Miller home and they cannot wait to put love, family, and laughter back into this house."

The house reportedly sold for $600,000 (£498,582), around $60,000 (£49,858) less than the original asking price.

Watts, 37, is currently serving a life sentence without the chance of parole after he admitted to the brutal 2018 murders of his 15-week-pregnant wife Shanann, 34, and their two daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three.

Watts is serving a life sentence. Credit: Netflix
Watts is serving a life sentence. Credit: Netflix

Watts strangled Shannan in the home, before smothering his daughters and disposing of all three bodies at an oil storage site.

In 2020, his horrific crimes became the subject of Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door, and viewers were stunned to watch the murderer feigning innocence.

The following year, true-crime documentary Chris Watts: A Faking It Special explored how he attempted to conceal his crimes before eventually confessing.

In the show, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes shared her view that Watts is not a psychopath - rather, people like to tell themselves he must be because it makes them feel more comfortable.

She said: "What I think is fascinating about this case and why it's so compelling to people is that this just looks like the family next door.

"And we want to believe that Chris Watts is an absolute, out-and-out, psychopath, because it makes us feel more comfortable. But he's not.

"There is nothing in his history whatsoever that points to him being a psychopath. And you don't become a psychopath on one or two days out of the year.

"He is an emotionally inadequate man, and emotionally inadequate men are part of the society that we live in. They are in our communities, and that is the thing that is truly unnerving about this case. He could be one of our neighbours."

He initially feigned innocence. Credit: Netflix
He initially feigned innocence. Credit: Netflix

As such, she does not think the killings were due to an absence of morals or violent tendencies, but the result of a prolonged period of bottling up his stress.

Kerry explained: "If we want to understand Chris Watts, this seemingly perfect husband, then we need to understand how he deals with stress. He bottles it.

"So, he is somebody who doesn't cope well with his own intense emotions and he really doesn't cope well with anybody else's intense emotions.

"He tends to just nod his head, appease people, goes along with things, doesn't say how he's truly feeling. But the problem with that is it's a really good way to store feelings of bitterness and resentment. That is what he was doing, he was storing up a real head of steam."

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