Colorado Home at center of Netflix murder documentary hangs in limbo
The nation was horrified and captivated in 2018 when Chris Watts murdered his perfect family in Frederick, CO, then rushed to cover his tracks. The case is set to gain new notoriety with a new Netflix documentary, “American Murder: The Family Next Door,” which begins airing on Wednesday. But the house at the center of the macabre tragedy languishes in its own kind of legal purgatory.
The documentary details how Watts strangled his pregnant wife, Shanann watts, in their five bedroom home during a brawl in the early hours of August 13, 2018. Chris told her he was having an affair with a coworker and filed for divorce. Shanann reportedly retorted that he would never see his daughters again. So he killed her.