Christopher Watts, the Frederick man who murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters, is in prison in Wisconsin, online records show.
The Colorado Department of Corrections transferred Watts earlier this week for security concerns, and officials had kept his location a secret. But Watts’ name shows up on a website where people can send money to Wisconsin prison inmates.
The website shows Watts is housed at Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin. A Wisconsin Department of Corrections spokesman would not confirm or deny Watts’ incarceration within the prison system.
A Colorado corrections spokesman has confirmed the transfer but not the new location.
Watts pleaded guilty Nov. 6 to strangling his wife, Shanann, and smothering their daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. He disposed of the girls’ bodies in a tank in a Weld County oil field, and Shanann was found buried in a shallow grave a few yards away.
It is common for state prison systems to swap inmates, especially those who are high profile. A new Colorado state law requires corrections officials to inform victims’ families of transfers and locations. That law was created after the Aurora theater shooter was sent to another prison without the theater shooting victims knowing about it.
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