Chris Watts spoke about his childhood and the tense relationship between his parents and his wife Shanann while talking to prison authorities last month.
The convicted murderer stated that his wife believed that her mother-in-law wanted to kill their daughter following an incident in which she had served ice cream with peanut crisps to Celeste, who was allergic to nuts.
Watts later confessed that it may have motivated him to murder the pregnant mother of his children, although he still maintains that his decision to strangle Shanann was in no way premeditated. .
He told the investigators that his parents, Cindy and Ronnie Watts, had encouraged him to assert that he had been the victim of emotional and psychological abuse during the trial, though it was difficult to know his They still believed that their son claimed that Shanann had killed their daughters Bella. , 4, and Celeste, 3, at this time.
Watts also revealed that his parents also had their own problems, noting that his father was at one point addicted to a "white powdery substance".
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Dense Defense: Chris Watts said that his parents, Cindy and Ronnie Watts (above last year), had encouraged him to assert that he had been a victim of psychological and psychological abuse during the trial.
Hostile: Before his death, Watts had stated that his wife Shanann thought that his in-laws were trying to kill his daughter, who was suffering from nut allergy, serving him nuts close to her (the family Watts in 2018).
According to the report, this substance was "maybe cocaine" and Watts said it did not bother him as much as he imagined at the time.
"When he spoke to his father about his addiction, his father immediately changed the subject," reads the report.
"His father was faced with the fact that he never came home.
All this has created additional tension in the already dilapidated family relationships.
"His mother first thought that his father had an affair because he could not realize the money he was missing," the report continues.
"He never used drugs and tried to talk to his father about why he was taking drugs."
Watts said that he had told his father that he was "throwing his life," while highlighting the weight loss and nosebleeds that he had suffered because of this addiction.
This article concludes:[Watts] spoke to his father, his father stopped using drugs.
The acrimonious relationship between Shanann and his in-laws had already been revealed in text exchanges obtained by DailyMail.com as part of a free registration application.
Watts admitted that his parents and Shanann were never close, and that Shanann's belief that his mother-in-law thought she was not "good enough" to marry his son was probably accurate.
He also confirmed most of the information contained in a handwritten statement that Shanann's mother had submitted to the investigators and in texts sent by his late wife.
In a long message sent exactly one week before his assassination, Shanann explained in detail what had led to the end of his difficult relationship between Cindy and Ronnie.
Shanann wrote on August 4 that Cindy and Ronnie had cut her and her girls off, because of her fury, when she had learned that they were serving ice cream with crisps and chips. Peanut to their children, despite the fact that Cece was suffering from an allergy to nuts.
Subsequently, the couple blocked Shanann on Facebook and did not attend or even call their granddaughter on his birthday.
At the same time, Shanann's own mother revealed that Watts' parents had not even attended their son's wedding with his daughter.
The tension between Shanann and her in-laws reached a boiling point while she was in North Carolina for four weeks without Chris, who was working and enjoying time with his mistress in Colorado.
Behind the bars: Watts also revealed that his parents also had problems, pointing out that his father was at one point addicted to a "white powdery substance".
Captured: Watts told the authorities that he had murdered Shanann after watching them strangle their daughters Bella and Celeste (Watts observing charging the bodies in his truck under the surveillance camera. a neighbour)
Celeste and Bella were at their grandparents' house one night during the vacation when Cindy served an ice cream, which would have contained peanut chips.
"You should call your father and tell him you did not like your mother putting your daughter in danger today, and you do not like her teasing our daughters either." Shanann wrote to her husband that day.
"You should also say that you do not appreciate that she says that they have to learn that they can not always get what they want!" They are 2 and 4!
Watts responded to his wife's response by writing, "I'm going to call him and tell him what I think about it. It's not cool at all because it's kids. I will fix it.
Things got worse after Watts arrived in North Carolina and her parents decided not to attend Celete's third birthday party.
It was too much for Shanann and she attacked her husband in a long text.
"The truth came out last night. I did not create a dagger between you and your father. It was done by your mother and father and I will not change anything, "wrote Shannan.
& # 39; My daughter's life is far more important and you'd better believe that I wanted to say a lot more than me, but I was the greatest person and protected Bella.
I did not tell your father not to come and party. I did not tell him not to send SMS or call your daughter on her birthday. I did not tell him to play as he had only two grandchildren instead of four years old. I did not block your family on [Facebook], He did. My children and I have nothing to tell them. They do.
"They owe life to your children. Your parents' house is not a safety zone. Your mother is not safe!
"You can let them tell you what you want, but I have told no one to stop loving your children or to stop doing it." He did not do that to me.
& # 39; You can believe that I created this dagger, but I did not do it. I stood up for our children, I defended and protected our children. I never want to hear "I'm sorry to have killed your child because I was stupid". It would kill me.
"These children are my world and I have to protect them from the world's evil. I should not have to protect them from the devilish family. Our children deserve the same love and care as other children, nothing less.
"I do not accept your mother's apology because she does not think so and she knew what she was doing. I've made it clear not to eat around Celeste because she does not understand, well before that happens.
"She's mean and ready to risk your daughter's life to put me under the skin." You and your father are not different if you agree with his behavior.
"There is nothing wrong with me and I'm not crazy. I love my children too much.
It was only the first part of the message, Shanann then addressing the issues in their own relationships.
Since the day I left, you have never said that you missed me before saying it. Something changed when I left. You can be happier alone and that's good. You can be alone!
"This pregnancy, you have not been able to recognize it, or to recognize what I feel. The first trimester is the scariest and most dangerous, but we can lose this baby at any time until delivery.
"I will not be treated this way to have the balls to protect our family and our children. I should get a gold medal for handling this as I did, because I had a lot of choice words that I wanted to tell her and your father for his stupidity.
"No one stands up to your mother and your father for that. He is just as guilty of doing nothing. I have nothing to do with him stop sharing memories of his grandchildren. What does this have to do with me?
"They are crazy about our children's feelings and that does not suit me. I am their mother and I will protect them. I have enough worries with the world, I will not worry about the family. I'm just going to take it off.
The report notes that it was the end of the first message, which was sent at 3:30 in the morning.
Shortly after, there was another message from Shanann: "I do not control what you do either. If you want to go out with your parents today, do it, but without us. Do not ask me why you can not go. You are your own person.
Watts in his initial response seemed to be in agreement with his wife.
"These children represent the world to me and will always do it. Yes, my mother really messed up with all her strength. I do not know what I would have done if something happened to CeCe, "he wrote.
These kiddos are the light of my life and see their amazing sweet smiles and their playfulness makes me smile every day. I'm sorry for the way I acted, it kept me in the head and I was not right at all.
Shanann continued his attack in a later message by writing, "I have protected our daughter from their stupidity. They created that and you belong to them by thinking differently. I did not tell your father to withdraw from the child 's life … I deserved it and I do not deserve to be treated as you l' ouse it. was. I defended our daughter.
Watts tried again to console his wife and defend his parents.
& # 39; Yes, you have protected our daughter and I thank you for it a million times. I do not think that they are innocent in all of this. They want to be in the children's lives and I'm not sure that they even know how to do it now, "Watts wrote.
& # 39; They should have swallowed everything they needed and go to Cece's birthday to call him. They should not have blocked any contact with social media. I do not care what they do with us, as long as they love and respect children. I am not used to not having a relationship with my father. I should have just called it before arriving at a point where it has come to my mind, but that 's my fault.
There was, however, a different version of events from what Watts' friends told the investigators.
He said that Cindy had called him crying after his fight with Shanann and that Watts had told him not to worry because he was done with Shanann.
This friend also said that Watts and his mother were "sweet-hearted people."