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Girlfriend's 'Bombshell' Info Helped in Case of Man Who Killed Daughters

Chris Watts pleaded guilty in November to murdering his wife Shanann Watts, who was pregnant, and his daughters, Bella and Celeste

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    Girlfriend's 'Bombshell' Info Helped in Case of Man Who Killed Daughters
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    This Nov. 15, 2018, file photo shows Nichol Kessinger in Denver.

    The girlfriend of Chris Watts, the Colorado man serving multiple life sentences for murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters, played a main role in solidifying investigators' suspicions that he was involved with their disappearance, NBC News reported.

    "Nichol Kessinger turned out to have information that I can best describe as being a bombshell," said Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke in an interview that aired on Investigation Discovery Sunday night.

    Watts pleaded guilty in November to murdering his wife Shanann Watts, who was pregnant, and his daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, and is serving three consecutive life sentences.

    When Shanann, Bella and Celeste went missing last August, local media descended, and Watts begged on camera for the safe return of his family.

    Christopher Watts Gets Life in Prison for Killing Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters

    [NATL] Christopher Watts Gets Life in Prison for Killing Pregnant Wife, 2 Daughters

    Family members read emotional statements prior to the judge’s sentencing. Christopher Watts had pleaded guilty to killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, something he initially denied to the media before he was arrested.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 19, 2018)