Colorado dad pleads guilty in killing of pregnant wife, 2 daughters
By CLAYTON SANDELL, CAROL MCKINLEY EMILY SHAPIRO
Nov 6, 2018
A Colorado man arrested in the killing of his pregnant wife and two young daughters pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges against him as his wife's family looked on, holding each other and sobbing.
In exchange for Chris Watts' guilty plea, the death penalty will not be considered, the Weld County District Attorney's office said. The victims' family agreed to those terms, the district attorney's office added.
Wearing an orange jumpsuit, shackles, and an olive green bulletproof vest, Watts told the judge he understood the plea agreement reached with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to five counts of murder in the first degree, three counts of tampering with a deceased human body and one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy, prosecutors said.
As the judge read each charge one by one, Watts pleaded "guilty," his voice sometimes cracking.
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