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The Atkinson Transcripts [#2 of 15]

On the night of August 14, CBI agent Greg Zentner was dispatched to Boulder to interview the most crucial witness in the Watts case. The transcript below is an excerpt from a 72 page document spanning 3223 lines of text.

CrimeRocket is the first to reproduce and analyze this critical transcript in-depth. The entire transcript has been broken down into 15 sections.

The second part includes:

  • Confirmation that their flight was supposed to land at 23:25. It arrived instead at 12:45.
  • Shan’ann’s neck was really bothering her [this may have been why she felt out of sorts].
  • According to Nickole the doctor’s appointment was at 09:00.
  • Shan’ann expected get three hours sleep on Monday, from 02:00 until 05:00 [05:00 was the time Ceecee woke up].
  • Chris Watts first version of how the girls and Shan’ann had left the house was to Nickole, telling her “a friend must have picked them up or something…”
  • Nickole called Watts three times before he answered at approximately 12:27.
  • According to Nickole, Deeter had been “caged”, something they usually did when everyone left the house.

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The audio for the above transcript is available here.

The third part includes Nickole’s explanation for why she called the cops when she did.

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  1. Janny Free

    I know everyone hails her as a hero, but something about her rubs me the wrong way. I can’t put my finger on it, from the first interview with her, she just put me off….but she knows far more than she’s saying IMO.

    • Shannon

      I know. Just something about her. I don’t really trust her either.

  2. Sylvester

    Au contraire! What a wonderful woman and friend. I can just feel her anxiety again as I read this. She went the extra mile, going to her doctor’s office and meanwhile Chris is getting angry because she’s disturbing him at work and setting off his alarm- “I’m busy and I’m at work” and “Are you still at my house?”. Unreal, just unreal.

  3. Diana

    This has nothing to do with the transcripts, but may as well post what I found here. Many have commented that Nickole seems to have morphed into Shan’ann since her murder. Pushing Thrive, getting her nails done like Shan’ann’s. I was scanning through Nickole’s social media and found Another “Shan’ann -ism” Nickole has picked up! Going back a few years in Shan’ann’s Facebook and instagram, Shan’ann had a habit of calling people “Love”. Instead of saying – “Yes Nickole” or “Yes Suzy”, Shan’ann would say “Yes love” to multiple people over the years. Guess who else is calling people “love”?!

    • Shannon

      A mini Shanann. She is also married with 2 kids. Her and Sandi are working together.
      I guess the mourning period is Done.

  4. marielangford3311

    I seem to remember that Nicole was desperate to find Sha’nan,, because Sha’nan was going to help Nicole get a car that day?

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