Chris Watts and Nichol Kessinger have written to each other. According to an inmate, the mistress who Chris Watts killed his family to be with is still in contact with the murderer.
Watts is currently serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after admitting to the brutal 2018 murders of his wife Shanann, 34, 15 weeks pregnant, and their two daughters Bella, four, and Celeste, three.
In 2020, his story became the subject of the Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door.
Chris Watts and Nichol Kessinger’s story
Watts, 35, was having an affair with Nichol Kessinger, and although there was never any suspicion that she knew he would kill his family, she left Colorado and took on a new identity after the murders came to light.
Now, an inmate at the Dodge Correctional Institution has claimed that she has written to Watts in prison.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, David Carter said: “He told me that she said she needed to speak to him to clear some things up. He wouldn’t tell me exactly what she had said.”
Carter, who was released from Dodge on February 27, said it was in September that Watts told him that Kessinger was writing to him.
However, prison authorities later found out and suspended his email account, according to Carter.
He said : “[Watts] was not supposed to have any contact with her, but she initiated it by writing to him.”
Wisconsin Department of Corrections spokesman John Beard told The Mail that he could not comment on Carter’s claims.
Watts has been communicating with numerous women he never met during his time in prison, having received a large number of letters after American Murder: The Family Next Door was released in September.
A source told People: “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.
“A couple of them stood out, and they’ve kept in contact.”
They added: “Some of the letters are angry.A lot of them are from people of faith who want to pray for him.
“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.”