"He responds because he doesn't have anything better to do," the source said.
Chris Watts, the brutal killer and the infamous face behind the Netflix true-crime documentary American Crime: The Family Next Door, is receiving romantic letters in prison from women all over the country. Watts was sentenced to life imprisonment after he murdered his pregnant wife and two daughters. Right now, his popularity with women has soared so much that they reportedly can't get enough of his "good looks". A source from the jail he is held in, spoke to PEOPLE and said: "He got a lot of letters at first. Many of them are from women who thought he was handsome and felt compassion for him. He had nothing better to do, so he wrote them back. And he started having penpals. A couple of them stood out, and they've kept in contact."
Women are sending Chris watts love letter 🤢🤮 That man freaking killed his pregnant wife and 2 daughters— Ugegbe (@Brendaugo___) October 7, 2020
What's even more surprising is that these women aren't even concerned by the heinous nature of Watts' crimes. "Believe it or not, no," the source said. "They have compassion on him, despite what he did." Watts strangled his wife Shannan to death in their Colorado home on August 13, 2018 and later dumped her body at a job site belonging to an oil company he was employed at. He then smothered his two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3 to death. Authorities have suggested that Watts committed the crime because he was having an affair with a co-worker, who supposedly thought he was separated from his wife. Days before the murders, Watts' wife had reached out to a friend and shared her concerns about their marriage, but never once suspected that her own life could be in grave danger.
If you’re a dumbass out here writing Chris Watts a love letter, just know that on your way to drop it off you should really take a detour and check yourself in to a mental institution kthanks— mallory 🤍 (@mallorythebesta) December 29, 2018
Watts, 35, is serving his sentence at the Dodge Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Waupun, Wisconsin. He has been given a Bible and a few family pictures to keep in his cell after being transferred from Colorado. The source has also stated that Watts began receiving a lot of fan mail days after Netflix released the documentary on September 30. Although the source didn't give an exact number of letters Watts has received thus far, they did say it was certainly "more than 10." However, not all of them have been friendly in nature, the source has revealed. "Some of the letters are angry. A lot of them are from people of faith who want to pray for him." There are letters from a few who write to get involved with him romantically. "But then he gets letters from women who want to connect with him, you know, romantically. He responds because he doesn't have anything better to do."
Recently, Denver Post published a few of the letters he has received, including one from a 29-year-old woman named Tatiana based out of New York. "Greetings from New York, Chris!" the woman sent on August 23, days after he admitted to his crimes. "I found myself thinking a lot about you. I figured life is too short to hold back . . . so here I am!" She reportedly enclosed a picture of her in a bikini along with the letter so to help him put a face to the name. "So you can place a face to the words. I know what you look like so I thought I’d make it fair," she wrote. "I hope I’ve put a smile on your face." The woman is one of at least four more who have written to him. Watts is serving his time in protective custody and leaves his cell for only an hour a day for exercise and showers. He is not eligible for parole.
Yo if youve sent a love letter to Chris Watts in prison go get your fucking tubes tied— Abby Helms (@ahelms94) October 3, 2020