Man charged in family killings spoke on saving relationships

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 4:56 PM

DENVER – A Colorado man charged with killing his family and dumping their bodies at an oil worksite taped a video presentation six years ago about saving or abandoning relationships.

A YouTube video posted in April 2012 shows Christopher Watts giving a PowerPoint presentation that he titled, “Communication Speech, Relationship Deterioration and Repair.”

Watts opens the presentation by saying it is for a course he was taking. Then he speaks of infidelity possibly with someone at work as one reason relationships fail.

Police in suburban Denver say Watts was having an affair with a co-worker before he was arrested last week in the slayings of his wife, Shanann Watts, and their two children, ages 3 and 4.

He has not entered a plea to murder and other felony charges.