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Chris Watts Is Receiving 'Racy Love Letters' From Female 'Fans' In Jail

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Chris Watts Is Receiving 'Racy Love Letters' From Female 'Fans' In Jail

Chris Watts may be serving three life sentences for the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters but this hasn't stopped some 'fans' from sending him love letters in jail.

According to ABC7, prosecutors have released dozens of letters that have been sent to Watts, with one woman writing: "In my heart, I know you are a great guy.

"If you do write me back I'd be the happiest girl alive, that's for sure #teamchris #chrisisinnocent #lovehim #socute."

Chris Watts murdered his wife and two daughters. Credit: Netflix
Chris Watts murdered his wife and two daughters. Credit: Netflix
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Another sent her note saying: "I've found myself thinking a lot about you," alongside a photograph of herself wearing a bikini, while someone else said they were hoping to 'brighten [Watts'] days'.

Another said: "I feel this connection to you."

Writing letters to those in prison is nothing new (Ted Bundy, Charles Manson), and there's actually a term for someone who is sexually attracted/attracted to those who commit crimes and it's called hybristophilia.

Speaking on her podcast Crime Stories about Watts recently, Nancy Grace says: "My point is, who are these nuts that are 'in love' with him?"

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She also went on to add: "He didn't have a trial, he pled guilty under oath, he admitted he's guilty. He's not innocent deep, deep down inside.

"Who are these people?!"

Credit: discovery+
Credit: discovery+

Dr. Bethany Marshall, a psychoanalyst, told Nancy: "They are not so different from fanatics who fall in love with celebrities. There are some similar features. But I think it's a little deeper than that.

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"There's a lot of research that goes into understanding women who fall in love with men behind bars.

"One of the ideas is that some of them have grown up in violent households so they fuse power, aggression and love as if those three things are one and the same."

After the Netflix documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door was released about Chris Watts and what he did, a source spoke to People about the influx of letters.

They said: "He got a lot of letters at first. Many of them are from women who thought he was handsome and felt compassion for him.

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"He had nothing better to do, so he wrote them back. And he started having pen pals. A couple of them stood out, and they've kept in contact."

They added: "Some of the letters are angry. A lot of them are from people of faith who want to pray for him.

"But then he gets letters from women who want to connect with him, you know, romantically.

"He responds because he doesn't have anything better to do."

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, News

Rebecca Shepherd
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