ABC News correspondent Amy Robach interviews the parents of Shanann Watts, the 34-year-old, four-months-pregnant woman who was murdered by her husband of six years, Christopher Watts, in August 2018. He also killed their two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. On property that belonged to an oil company he worked for in Weld County, Colorado, Watts dumped his wife’s body in a shallow grave and submerged his daughters’ bodies in oil barrels.
Before his arrest, Chris Watts pleaded for the return of his wife and children on TV. When arrested, Watts claimed his wife killed one daughter by strangulation and then he attacked her when she was trying to kill the other. In November, Watts pleaded guilty to all nine counts against him. He was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences.
According to The Washington Post, Shanann and Chris Watts filed for bankruptcy in 2015, two years after buying their five-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,177-square-foot home. They had a $400,000 mortgage and more than $50,000 in credit card debt. According to The Denver Post, when they filed for bankruptcy the couple reported that they had $9.51 in their savings accounts and about $860 in their checking account. On the day Chris Watts was arrested for murder, he was fired from his job with Anadarko Petroleum Co. 20/20 airs Fridays at 10 pm on ABC.