The man, Chris Watts, had killed his pregnant wife and two daughters aged 3 and 4 respectively to be with his mistress, Nichol Kessinger
One can't imagine the kind of damage extra-marital affairs can do, in this case it cost the lives of an entire family. Chris Watts had apparently killed his pregnant wife Shanann, and their two daughters, Bella, four, and Celeste, three, to be with his mistress Nichol Kessinger. It has now been reported that the two are back in touch after he was jailed for murder, reported VT.
Watts is currently serving five life sentences and 48 years in prison for killing his family, without the possibility of parole. After he was sent to prison, Kessinger had apparently changed her name and moved away from her hometown to start a new life. However, Watts' fellow inmate David Carter has claimed that Nichol Kessinger has started sending her estranged lover letters as he serves his time at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin, reported the Daily Mail. "He told me she said that she needed to speak to him to clear some things up. He wouldn't tell me exactly what she had said," Carter said.
Carter revealed this after he was released from prison. He further explained that it was in September 2020 that Watts told him that she was writing to him. When prison authorities discovered what was happening, they apparently punished Watts, 35, by suspending his email account and closely examining his mail. "He wasn't supposed to have any contact with her, but she initiated it by writing to him," Carter added, according to VT.
Kessinger and Watts had apparently met while working for the oil company Anadarko, and he had lied to her at the time about his marital status, telling her that he was separated from his wife. Watts then murdered his pregnant wife Shanann, and their two daughters, Bella, four, and Celeste, three, in August 2018. When he was caught, he admitted that he had killed his family because he wanted to be with Kessinger. It has been reported that after receiving a ton of hate mails, Kessinger went into hiding. Carter, 34, claims that when Watts opened up to him about the murders, he said that he didn't want to lose his house over divorce, did no want to pay child support for his daughters and didn't want the son that his wife was carrying and therefore he killed them all. Carter says he found it hard to believe, "I don't buy any of that though. I couldn't ever kill my entire family just because I didn't want a child or didn't want to pay child support," he said, according to VT.