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Christopher Watts not fighting wrongful death lawsuit filed by Shanann Watts’s family

Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-13 13:51:01-05

DENVER — Christopher Watts isn’t fighting the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by the family of his wife Shanann Watts, whom he murdered along with their two young daughters, the family’s attorney said.

Watts, who is serving multiple life sentences for the murders, failed to file a response to the suit by the court’s deadline, said Steven Lambert, an attorney with Greeley’s Grant & Hoffman Law Firm who is representing Shanann’s parents.

Lambert said he’s spoken with Watts via telephone at least three times.

“We have talked to him and he admitted to us as well that there was a felonious killing,” Lambert said. “Based on our conversations with him, he is not fighting this.”

Watts pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to murdering Shanann, 4-year-old Bella and 3-year-old Celeste in August and disposing of their bodies at a Weld County oil site near the family’s home in Frederick. Shannan’s parents, Sandra and Frank Rzucek, filed the wrongful death suit on Nov. 19, the same day Watts was sentenced to life in prison.

Read the full story in The Denver Post.