Netflix has dropped a gripping trailer for its latest true crime documentary called American Murder. The doc will explore a dad who viciously killed his pregnant wife and two daughters by revealing social media posts and unseen home videos.
In 2018, people all over the world were left horrified by the disturbing story of Chris Watts, the man who appeared to have the ‘American Dream’, yet behind closed doors had killed his pregnant wife and two little girls.
American Murder: The Family Next Door will take an in-depth look at the case that began in August of 2018, when Chris claimed that his wife, Shannan Watts, and his two daughters, had gone missing in Frederick, Colorado.
Despite knowing exactly what had happened to his family, the dad of two claimed his wife had gone missing with their kids and she wasn’t responding to his messages.
Chillingly, Watts went on television and pleaded for information on his missing wife of six years and kids. He asked that they be returned home safely.
Although Watts put on a act to hide his shocking crimes, it wasn’t long before everyone around him began to see cracks in his story.
Eight days after his wife and daughters were reported missing, the 35-year-old was charged with five counts of first-degree murder, he then received an additional one count per child as ‘death of a child who had not yet attained 12 years of age and the defendant was in a position of trust’.
In spite of pleading guilty to the murders, Watts wasn’t given the death penalty as Shannan’s family had requested that there be no more deaths.
The true crime’s synopsis states: “Shannann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As details of their deaths made headlines worldwide, it became clear that Shanann’s husband, Chris Watts, wasn’t the man he appeared to be. Experience a gripping and immersive examination of the disintegration of a marriage.”
You can check out the gripping trailer below.
American Murder: The Family Next Door will be available to watch on Netflix on September 30.