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Posted: 2020-09-30 07:53:00
Updated: 2020-09-30 07:54:38

Posted on September 30, 2020 7:53 am EDT Posted on September 30, 2020 7:54 am EDT

Netflix will release a full documentary on Wednesday detailing the murders of Shanann Watts and her young daughters in 2018

A trailer, available on YouTube, includes a video taken during the couple’s wedding in 2012, regarding the 911 calls made by Shanann’s friend and the times when the police confronted Chris Watts after his disappearance. woman

The documentary will also feature personal videos showing the young family, a confession from Chris and videos Shanann recorded on social media before his death.

In January, over a year after the murders, Lifetime released a fictional crime film The network claimed the film was based on real-life events, but Shanann’s parents said it was ‘this was largely an inaccurate representation

Many criticized Lifetime, calling the network insensitive, while others praised the network for telling an important story As part of Lifetime’s « Stop Violence Against Women » campaign, the film included an ad public service with information on domestic violence and crisis helplines

Although the crime took place at the Watts’ home in Colorado in August 2018, the story made national headlines The story became particularly well-known in North Carolina, as Shannan and Chris have ties to the state

Shanann grew up in Aberdeen, attended Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines, and still has family members in North Carolina Chris graduated from Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville in 2003 The couple married in Charlotte in 2012

Originally Chris claimed he didn’t know where his wife was, but later confessed to killing Shanann at their house He said his 3-year-old Celeste woke up to hear the sound of him pulling his wife’s body down the stairs Watts then led the bodies of Shanann, Celeste, and her 4-year-old sister, Bella, to an oil site, where he said he strangled his daughters and dropped their bodies into an oil tank

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