Chris Watts, the man who murdered his pregnant wife and two kids, has been receiving love letters after commencing his lengthy prison sentence. Prosecutors released the disturbing correspondence this week after Watts was handed down three consecutive life sentences last month.
The letters, written predominantly by young women, have been pouring in for Watts since he was locked up for the brutal killings, after which he dumped the bodies of his two daughters in giant oil tanks.
A womana named Tatiana, wrote, “I find myself thinking a lot about you” and even sent a photo of herself in a bikini.
Others protested his innocence, even though the triple murderer has admitted his crimes to investigators.
“In my heart I know you are a great guy,” wrote a woman named Candace. “If you do write me back I’d be the happiest girl alive that’s for sure.”
“#TeamChris, #ChrisIsInnocent, #LoveHim and #SooooCute,” she signed off.
“I’m hoping to brighten your days,” added another woman, while “Hannah” wrote, “I feel this connection to you.”
Psychologist Dr. Judy Ho, co-host of “Face the Truth,” told Inside Edition that the women who wrote to Chris are engaging in a fictitious romance that is born out of a place of abject emotional need.
“These women have created a fantasy life for themselves especially with their pretend relationship with these men behind bars,” Ho explained. “It is oftentimes what we talk about when women seem to be attracted by bad boys. It is because they want to be the special person that can turn this life around and be able to attribute that to their own self esteem.”
Watts, who was having multiple affairs, initially claimed that he strangled his wife to death after she killed their two daughters. It was subsequently revealed that he had slayed the entire family and disposed of their bodies in the most heinous fashion. He will serve three life sentences and will never be given the change of parole.