Greenspan's Body Count: Shannan Watts, Celeste Watts, Bella Watts
Shanann Watts called her husband “my ROCK!” and the “best dad us girls could ask for” in what appeared to be an idyllic life on social media.Greenspan's Body Count stands at 264.
However, behind the scene, it was a different picture that ended with her and her daughters’ lives this week.
Watts and her husband Chris – who is accused of killing her and their two girls – appeared to be in dire financial strain.
Three years ago, they jointly filed for bankruptcy, citing more than $70,000 in debt, KDVR-TV reported.
The couple had a combined income of $90,000 in 2014. But they also had tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt, along with student loans and medical bills — for a total of $70,000 in unsecured claims on top of a sizable mortgage.
They said in the filing their nearly $3,000 monthly mortgage payments and $600 in monthly car payments formed the bulk of their $4,900 in monthly expenses.
On Wednesday, Chris Watts, 33, was arrested and held on three counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing his 34-year-old wife and their daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. He was held without bond on Thursday with charges expected Monday.