US man to be charged with murder of wife, daughters

  • 19/08/2018

A Colorado father is expected to be charged with murdering his pregnant wife and two children next week.

When the trio were reported missing on Monday (local time), Chris Watts told reporters he missed them and longed for things like telling his girls to eat their dinner or watching them curled up in front of television, reports CBS.

While police have no released any information about how the mother and daughters died or the father's motive, the bodies of the three and four-year-olds were found in storage tanks filled with crude oil on Mr Watt's worksite.

His wife, Shannan, was also found dead on the property owned by Anadarko Petroleum, where Mr Watts worked as an operator.

According to a 2015 bankruptcy filing, Mr Watts had been working for Anadarko for six months, but the family were financially troubled - with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of credit card debt, student loans and medical bills.

A family friend, Jeremy Lindstrom, said everyone were "dumbfounded" and didn't understand why the incident had occurred.

Details of what led to the arrest on Wednesday (local time) are expected to be released in the next week.

Newshub.

Contact Newshub with your story tips:
news@newshub.co.nz