WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Chris Watts has agreed to pay more than $6 million to his murdered wife’s family. Watts was convicted and sentenced to killing pregnant wife, Shanann, and their two young daughters, Bella and Celeste.

Bella, Celeste and Shanann Watts (credit: CBS)

The payment comes after a lawsuit filed by Shanann’s parents.

(credit: Facebook/Shanann Watts)

Chris Watts will to pay for both causing their deaths and for the “grief, pain and suffering” he caused as a result of the murders.

Chris Watts (Photo by RJ Sangosti – Pool/Getty Images)

While it’s unlikely Watts can pay much, if anything, relatives of victims often file such suits to prevent the convicted from profiting from books or by selling the rights to their story.


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