On the same day Dr. Phil and a cast of experts dissected what led to Chris Watts murdering his family, reports surfaced that Watts’ mistress has entered a witness protection program.
Prior to taking the lives of his wife and three children, Watts was involved in an extramarital affair with a woman named Nichol Kessinger.
As Dearly previously reported, Kessinger and Watts met at work and began dating just a few months before he killed his family.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) November 16, 2018
Kessinger claimed in a tell-all interview that Watts told her he was newly divorced and didn’t know that his wife, Shanann Watts, was pregnant with their son.
She added that she had no idea how many lies Watts had told her until she learned that his family had mysteriously gone missing.
Now, just weeks after Watts was sentenced to five life sentences, a report from the Daily Mail claims that Kessinger has allegedly entered a witness protection program after becoming “the most hated woman in America.”
According to the Daily Mail, she has since moved “hundreds of miles from home and will be given a new name and identity.”
— New York Post (@nypost) November 14, 2018
The same day it was revealed that Kessinger requested a new identity, Dr. Phil used his hour-long show to dissect Watts and his motive behind the murders.
Among the panel of experts on the show was a former FBI profiler who labeled Watts as a psychopath. She went on to explain Watts behavior while being interrogated during the search for his family was synonymous with typical psychopath behavior, saying that they typically don’t “guilt, remorse, or empathy:”
“It’s easy for these people to kill other people because they don’t feel stress. There’s been research on psychopaths that often times their pulse doesn’t even increase when they’re committing a crime.”
That same FBI profiler also described Watts as a “family annihilator” and a “narcissists.” She called Watts different than many other “family annihilators” because most killers kill themselves afterward, unlike Watts.
“Chris, like most killers, is not terribly bright, which is way he was caught so fast.”
The panel also explained that it was because of Watts’ narcissistic personality that he made the decision to kill his family rather than divorce them.
Dr. Phil said:
“Understand a narcissist wants to be the center of attention. The narcissist has all kinds of currency, so what happens if he divorces? He still has financial burdens, they have taken bankruptcy once before, they were in debt again, they were three payments behind on their mortgage, they were $8,000 in credit card debt, they were totally drowning. And they had another baby on the way when they were already in debt. But if you murder the family, you make money because there is a $20,000 life insurance policies on the two children, and a $50,000 life insurance policy on her.”
Dr. Phil continued by discussing Watts’ affair with Kessinger and how similar Kessinger and Shanann looked.
Towards the end of the show, the panel gave their own advice to spouses in similar situations, many of them begging the spouse in danger or being cheated on to take precautions and get out.
You can watch that clip in its entirety below: