Over the past few months TCRS has made and repeated some bold claims:
- Shan’ann never went to sleep and wasn’t murdered in her sleep.
- Shan’ann never went to bed on the morning of August 13.
- Shan’ann never made it upstairs on the morning of August 13.
- The murder didn’t take place in the bed, or the main bedroom, or anywhere else upstairs.
- On the morning of August 13 there was no discussion, and no argument leading to or triggering the murder prior to the murder.
- Watts never spoke to Shan’ann at any time after she arrived home that morning, and she didn’t speak to him [not even during the murder].
- Shan’ann was murdered immediately after she arrived home, at approximately 01:48.
- And if all these aspects are taken into consideration, they definitely didn’t have sex.
But Watts said they did. They had sex, they talked, they argued, they were in bed, they both slept etc. After the discovery was released, including the unedited First Confession, it emerged how an argument triggered all three murders. Even so, TCRS’ position on how, where and when the crime was executed didn’t change. After the Second Confession, when it emerged that an argument, going to sleep and sex preceded Shan’ann’s murder, TCRS’ position didn’t change.
Chris Watts’ version contradicts each and every point of the eight points listed above. Is TCRS wrong on all eight counts? Is Watts really lying on all these aspects? Is he lying about everything?
Let’s focus for the moment on one aspect. Did they have sex? In his Second Confession, Chris Watts claimed they had sex on that final Monday morning after Shan’ann returned from the airport. When I heard this for the first time my eyes rolled.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. The law also relies on this conventional wisdom by invoking behavior precedents to explain what is “reasonable behavior” in a particular context, irrespective of claims to the contrary. Incidentally much of the law itself is based on precedents, with one law “built” on the legal precedents that went on before.
A simpler way of putting this is:
We are what we repeatedly do.
It’s reasonable to assume then what we repeatedly do is what happens in a particular situation where we’re struggling to decide on the veracity of what really happened. We’re simply making the argument here of what’s reasonable.
So what was he doing around the time of the murder? What was she doing? What was going on?
To answer this we could refer to Shan’ann and Chris Watts’ sleeping habits [in North Carolina and on Shan’ann’s final two nights sleeping in her home in Saratoga Trail] as a way to fathom whether they slept together in the same bed on Monday night.
We could refer to whether Watts was affectionate to his wife in the final few weeks of her life. Was he touching her? Was he saying the right things over the phone while they were apart?
On the question whether they had sex, we could also just check whether they were having sex prior to the morning of August 13th.
So, were they?
Yes or no?
If Chris Watts was lying about having sex with Shan’ann on the night of the murder, what else was he lying about during his Second Confession to detectives on February 18th, 2019?
And if he was lying about them having sex, what was he actually doing that morning if he was doing something else?