Christopher Watts

GREELEY, CO - AUGUST 21: Christopher Watts is in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in Greeley, Colorado. Watts faces nine charges, including several counts of first-degree murder of his wife and his two young daughters. (Photo by RJ Sangosti - Pool/Getty Images)

Report: Man Who Murdered Family Inundated With Love Letters Behind Bars

December 19, 2018 - 12:20 pm
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(WWJ) Reports say a Colorado man is receiving love letters in prison where he's serving a life sentence for killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters.

According to Inside Edition, dozens of the letters sent to 33-year-old Christopher Watts were released by prosecutors.  

"In my heart I know you are a great guy,” wrote a woman named Candace, adding: "If you do write me back I’d be the happiest girl alive that's for sure."

Another woman who sent a photo of herself in a bikini wrote, “I find myself thinking a lot about you," while a letter from a woman named Hannah included the message: "I feel this connection to you.” 

Psychologist Dr. Judy Ho, co-host of "Face the Truth," said that even the most nortorious killers have groupies who write to them, visit them, and even propose marriage. 

“These women have created a fantasy life for themselves especially with their pretend relationship with these men behind bars,” she told Inside Edition. [Read more here].

Watts, who pleaded guilty last month, was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murders, as part of a plea deal that kept him from facing the death penalty. He also received a 48-year sentence for unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and 12 years each for tampering with a human body.

Chris Watts' family
This photo combo of images provided by The Colorado Bureau of Investigation shows, from left, Bella Watts, Celeste Watts and Shanann Watts. The Frederick Police Department said Chris Watts was taken into custody. Watt's pregnant wife, 34-year-old Shanann Watts, and their two daughters, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste were reported missing Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. The police said on Twitter early Thursday that Chris Watts will be held at the Weld County Jail. He has not yet been charged. (The Colorado Bureau of Investigation)

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The little girls' bodies were found submerged in an oil tank on property owned by Watts' employer; while the body of his wife, Shana'nn Watts, was found in a shallow grave nearby.

The killings made national headlines as Watts appeared on TV pleading for his loved ones' safe return, and media flashed photos and videos Shan'ann Watts shared on social media showing the smiling family.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.