He also pleaded guilty to unlawful termination of a pregnancy and tampering with a deceased human body.
"I hate what has happened", said a sobbing Cindy Watts, gripping the podium as her son kept his head down throughout the 45-minute proceeding. An autopsy found a cut in Bella's mouth, he said, suggesting that "she fought back for her life" and bit her tongue before she died.
A defense attorney on Monday said Chris Watts is "devastated" and "is sincerely sorry for all of this".
Chris Watts' mother, Cindy Watts, called the crime an "absolute horror" for both families.
After Shanann and the girls disappeared, Chris Watts stayed with his friends, the Thayers.
Watts will also have an opportunity to make a statement at today's hearing, though it's unclear if he will do so.
At first, Watts played the part of concerned husband and father, pleading on television for the safe return of his family.
His in-laws, on the other hand, had much to say to him before he was escorted away to spend the rest of his life in prison.
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A day after the disappearance, a woman named Nichol Kessinger contacted the sheriff's office after seeing Watts on the news, the Denver Post reported. She cooperated with police before his arrest, she told the newspaper.
Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters ages 3 and 4 were reported missing.
'You have to live wit this vision every day of your life and I hope you see that every time you close your eyes at night.
"When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing". He said the two had an emotional but civil conversation before he left, but he didn't elaborate.
Separately, he told law enforcement that on the morning of August 13, before leaving for work, he had informed his wife that he wanted a separation.
Sandra Rzucek, Shanann's mother, said they loved Chris Watts "like a son". His wife's body was found in a shallow grave nearby. His wife Shanann grew up in Southern Pines.
Within days, he was arrested and charged with killing his family.
The prosecutor in the case says authorities have a partial motive and will offer more details after sentencing. Prosecutors have said the reports would be released after Christopher Watts' sentencing.
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He was having multiple affairs at the time.
"He lied about everything", Kessinger later told the Denver Post. "I barely knew him".
"Prison is too good for you", Rzucek said.
He said he killed his wife, who was 15 weeks pregnant with a baby boy, in a vengeful rage.
"We trusted you", she said.
A friend asked police to check on Shanann Watts on August 13 when she could not reach her and grew concerned that the 34-year-old who was pregnant with a third child missed a doctor's appointment.
Cynthia and Ronnie Watts openly doubted that their son had really done all these things - even after he pleaded guilty to it all on November 6 in a plea deal that spared him the death penalty. Shanann Watts' family was OK with taking the option off the table, he said.
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