The man who was convicted of murdering his wife and kids is reportedly receiving ‘love letters’ from his adoring ‘fans’.
Chris Watts, 35, who is serving three life sentences for the killing of his pregnant wife and two daughters, has acquired a following after the release of Netflix’s American Murder: Family Next Door.
According to insiders, some women are sending him notes that tell him they feel ‘compassion’ for his story.
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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. And he started having pen pals. A couple of them stood out, and they’ve kept in contact.”
Some of these letters have even been released by prosecutors, reports ABC7.
Apparently, one woman said to Watts: “In my heart, I know you are a great guy.
“If you do write me back I’d be the happiest girl alive, that’s for sure #teamchris #chrisisinnocent #lovehim #socute.”
Another even sent a bikini snap with her letter, in the hopes of ‘brightening’ his day.
Nancy Grace, who runs the Crime Stories podcast, discussed the topic recently and branded Watts’ fans nut.
She ranted: “He didn’t have a trial, he pled guilty under oath, he admitted he’s guilty. He’s not innocent deep, deep down inside.
“Who are these people?!”
Psychoanalyst Dr Bethany Marshall pitched in, comparing it to fancying celebrities.
“They are not so different from fanatics who fall in love with celebrities. There are some similar features. But I think it’s a little deeper than that,” she explained. “There’s a lot of research that goes into understanding women who fall in love with men behind bars.”
She added: “One of the ideas is that some of them have grown up in violent households so they fuse power, aggression and love as if those three things are one and the same.”
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