WATCH: Netflix is bringing out a documentary on the Watts family murder
A heartbreaking case.
I'm someone who watches a lot of true crime shows and there are just some cases that always stick with you.
The Watts family case is one that has always stuck with me.
Maybe it's because I'm a mother but the senseless and brutal deaths of pregnant Shannan Watts and her two daughters at the hands of her husband is a hard one to shake.
Netflix has recently announced the release of a documentary on the Watts case, American Murder: The Family Next Door.
For those not familiar with the Watts case, it began in Frederick, Colorado in 2018 when Shannan and her daughters were reported missing by a close friend and, unfortunately, ended in tragedy.
The case shocked the American public when it was discovered that Chris Watts, who on the surface had it all, became the prime suspect in the murder of his entire family.
While the Watts seemed like the perfect family, behind closed doors a secret affair eventually led to the tragic deaths of Shannan (who was pregnant with a baby boy) and her two young daughters Bella (4) and Celeste (3).
While I would recommend watching American Murder: The Family Next Door to any true crime fans I would also warn that it covers domestic violence and the death of children and may not be suitable for everyone.
American Murder: The Family Next Door is available to watch on Netflix from September 30.
Any women who may have been affected by the issues discussed in this documentary can contact Women's Aid at 1800 341 900.