CHRIS Watts’ “murder home” has been taken off the market, as a shocking Netflix documentary on the convicted family killer has scared away potential buyers.
Watts strangled his pregnant wife, Shannan, in their home on August 13, 2018 – and then later smothered the couple’s two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3.
He defaulted on the mortgage, and the lender foreclosed on the home, People reports.
The house was put up for auction – but no one would buy it, according to People.
The property was left on the market for a full year, but was pulled off after it did not sell.
As the house remains vacant, Watts is still the technical owner, People reports.
“It’s not getting any bids because people know the sordid history of the house, and nobody wants it,” Denver-based bankruptcy attorney Clark Dray told Realtor.
The five-bedroom property was bought for $399,954 in May 2013 – but is now estimated by Realtor to be worth nearly double that, at $648,100.
Due to the gruesome murder that happened in the house, however, it’s estimated if the house sells, it will be for far less than what it’s valued.
Since the Netflix documentary, American Murder: The Family Next Door, detailing the family murder was released on September 30, it’s predicted it may be even more difficult for the home to sell.
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Watts’ parents, Ronnie and Cindy, said after watching the doc they will always love their son – but live every day with losing their grandkids.
“There’s not one day that goes by that I don’t wake up with them on my mind, I go to sleep with them on my mind, I will never, ever get over this,” Cindy told The Sun.
“It’s something that stays with you.”
In 2018, Watts confessed to killing his wife and kids after their bodies were found at a nearby oil plant.
It was revealed that Watts had been having an affair with his co-worker, Nichol Kessinger – and reportedly been planning the murder of his family shortly before the gruesome killing.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or chat at thehotline.org.
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