According to a new video revealed by the family of Shanann Watts, Chris Watts, who is serving a life sentence for the murders of his wife and two children in 2018, texted his mistress after the murders, saying, "I didn't hurt my family."
On an interview with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on August 16, 2018, Watts' mistress, Nichol Kessinger, is shown in the video.
"If you did something bad…you're going to ruin your life…and if you did something bad…you're going to ruin my life," Kessinger texted Chris Watts. "I promise you that."
"I didn't hurt my family Nikki," Chris Watts responded.
Kessinger told the Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents that she had not talked with Chris Watts since.
After strangling his 15-week-pregnant wife on August 13, 2018, Chris Watts brought her body and his two children, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, to the oil firm where he worked and buried them.
Chris Watts is suspected of murdering his family as a result of the affair, according to authorities. Chris became upset and strangled his wife Shanann in their bed after she told him their marriage was over and she said he wouldn't be able to see their children.
During the police interview, Watts was not wearing a wedding ring or revealing that he was in a relationship when the two met, according to Kessinger. She claimed that there was nothing concerning about the way he spoke about his family that she had noticed.
"It wasn't anything out of the ordinary or anything that would scare me," Kessinger said. "Even to this day, even after everything that I've found out, I still look back at that, and I don't see any red lights about the way he spoke about his family."
Kessinger applied for a name change in Jefferson County, Colo., in 2018 following the release of a Netflix documentary on the events leading up to Chris Watts' arrest.