Chris Watts and his mistress are reportedly back in touch after he was jailed for murdering his wife and children.
The convict is currently serving five life sentences and 48 years in prison for killing his family to be with Nichol Kessinger – without the possibility of parole.
After he was sent to prison, Kessinger changed her name and moved away from her hometown to start a new life.
However, in an interview with the Daily Mail, Watts' fellow inmate David Carter has claimed that Nichol Kessinger has started sending her estranged lover letters as he serves his time at the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin.[[imagecaption|| Credit: Alamy / Everett Collection Inc]]
"He told me she said that she needed to speak to him to clear some things up," Carter said. "He wouldn't tell me exactly what she had said."
Carter dropped the bombshell after he was released from prison in February, He explained that it was in September 2020 that Watts told him that his former mistress was writing to him.
However, when prison authorities discovered what was happening, they punished Watts, 35, by suspending his email account and closely examining his mail.
"He wasn't supposed to have any contact with her, but she initiated it by writing to him," Carter added.
John Beard, a Wisconsin Department of Corrections spokesman, said that he could not comment on Carter's claims.
Kessinger and Watts met while working for the oil company Anadarko, and he lied to her, telling her that he was separated from his wife.
Watts' wife Shannon and their daughters are pictured below.[[imagecaption|| Credit: Alamy / Everett Collection Inc]]
In a desperate bid to make his relationship with Kessinger work, Watts murdered his pregnant wife Shanann, and their two daughters, Bella, four, and Celeste, three, in August 2018,
When his crimes were uncovered, he said that he killed his family because he wanted to be with Kessinger.
Two-and-a-half years on from the murders, Kessinger remains in hiding, having been inundated with hate mail after the murders.
Carter, 34, said that when Watts opened up to him about the murders, he said that he feared he would lose his home in a divorce, because he didn't want to pay child support for his daughters, and because he didn't want the son his wife was expecting.
"I don't buy any of that though," Carter said. "I couldn't ever kill my entire family just because I didn't want a child or didn't want to pay child support."