Murdered Colorado mother painted rosy picture of family life

U.S. & World

Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her “rock” and writing that he was “the best dad us girls could ask for.”

But that idyllic image was shattered Wednesday when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family.

Shanann Watts, who was pregnant, and the couple’s 3-year-old and 4-year-old daughters were found dead in northern Colorado on Thursday.

No motive has been released, leaving family and friends searching for answers.

A June 2015 bankruptcy filing captures a picture of a family dealing with financial strain.

Christopher Watts, who is being held without bail, is expected to be formally charged by Monday.

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