Chilling footage has revealed the tense moment killer Chris Watts was confronted with critical CCTV footage after he killed his wife and two daughters.
After killing his wife, Watts drove her body and his daughters to an oil worksite owned by a previous employer, about 65 kilometres from the family’s home and smothered the girls with a blanket.
The story made headlines around the globe after Watts made an emotional appeal for information to find his wife and children when they were believed to be missing.
A new Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door looks into the Watts family and the investigation into the murder of Shannan and her little girls.
The documentary was released on Wednesday.
Disturbing moment captures dad’s reaction to CCTV
One scene shows the tense moment Watts, his neighbour Nate Trinastich and a police officer look over CCTV to try and determine what happened on the night Shannan and her daughters disappeared.
Watts appears fidgety and nervous as the three men watch the footage together.
The CCTV is shot from Mr Tinastich’s driveway and shows Watts parking in a different spot to where he usually parks.
The footage shows Watts backing into the driveway at 5.17am and he then appears to load items into his car.
Watts explains he normally parks outside on the street because it makes it easier “to lug everything with all the tools [he] had to bring in”.
But he says he’s parked in a different spot because he has had issues with people trying to break in and steal stuff from his home.
Disturbingly, it has since emerged this was actually the moment he loaded his victims into the car.
Watts tells the police officer “she’s pregnant as well, sir”. He then leaves and the police officer continues to speak with Mr Tinastitch.
‘Not right at all’: Neighbour suspicious of dad’s strange behaviour
Mr Tinastitch tells the officer Watts isn’t being his usual self.
“He’s not acting right at all,” he says.
“He’s never fidgety. He’s never rocking back and forth.”
The neighbour then plays the CCTV for the police officer again and tells him Watts “never loads his stuff in and out of the garage, ever”.
He says Watts is “normally quiet, real subdued” and “never talks”.
“So, the fact he is over here blabbing his mouth makes me kind of suspicious of something,” he says.
The cop tells Mr Tinastitch he needs to put himself in Watts’s shoes.
“You know, anyone’s gonna be nervous,” he says.
This was also the basis for the prosecution’s case against him.
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