Chris Watts, the man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters, is now reportedly on suicide watch. A new report reveals the 33-year-old been under “Close Watch Protocol” at Weld County Jail.
“He’s not doing well at all,” a source told People. “The gravity of the situation has hit him like a ton of bricks. Depression is setting in, and he’s despondent.”
Guards must check on Watts every 10-15 minutes and must make visual contact with him. He is also physically searched several times per day, and his cell has to be inspected daily to ensure he isn’t hiding any contraband with which he could harm himself.
The murder defendant is currently not allowed the same privileges as other inmates, including no access to weights, reading material, television, and commissary privileges. He is, however, allowed to leave his cell for one hour each day to shower and make phone calls.
The source added that with nothing to do, Watts spends most of his time in bed. “He sleeps all day and isn’t really talking to anyone, including his family.”
On Aug. 15, Watts was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the deaths of his wife Shan’ann, 34, and their daughters Bella, 4 and Celeste, 3. He has not yet entered a plea.