A new Netflix documentary about the murder of Shanann Watts and her two young daughters show the final texts between Shanam and her husband Chris Watts, hours before he killed her.
According to a preview clip of “American Murder: The Family Next Door” obtained by People Magazine, Shanam was planning a dinner of her family – but she would be dead before she could prepare the meal.
Shanann Watts had just returned from a business trip the August 2018 morning that Chris Watts strangled her in her bed. After attempting to fatally smother his daughters Bella and Celeste, who survived his initial attempt to kill them, he drove the 4 and 3-year-old girls along with their mother’s dead body to an oil field where he buried Shanann and smothered or strangled his daughters before dropping them into separate oil tanks.
Watts has been having an affair with Nichol Kessinger, a woman he met at work, while a pregnant Shanam was preparing for their third child and desperately trying to save their marriage as Chris became more cold and distant. The clip shows that Shanann asked Chris via text message what vegetables he wanted with dinner following night. Using an emoji, Chris replied, “Broccoli works. Green beans work, too.”
Shanann replied by saying she will buy those ingredients, along with salad and spinach, at Costco tomorrow and asked if there is anything he wants to add to the grocery list.
Chris said he didn’t and then asks her if her plane, which had been delayed by several hours, had taken off. Shanann replied that she has boarded and preparing for takeoff.
“Prayers for safe flight! Love you,” Shanann replied, adding an emoji that represent a kiss.
It is unclear from the clip if Chris Watts replied to that last message. Chris Watts confessed to the murders and pleaded guilty. He is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
American Murder: The Family Next Door premiers on Netflix on Wednesday, September 30.