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Colorado family murder plea deal

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A Colorado man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters back in August pleaded guilty to nine counts today.

The charges against Christopher Watts include five counts of first-degree murder , one count of unlawful termination of pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a human body.

Prosecutors announced today, they will respect the wishes of the victims' family and not pursue the death penalty.

Investigators say the 33-year-old admitted to killing his wife Shanann, but said he strangled her in a "rage" after he said he discovered she killed their two daughters.  Prosecutors say Watts lied to cover up his involvement in all four murders.

Prosecutors say they have a partial motive in the case, but say they won't comment until after the sentencing.

A sentencing date is set for Nov 19th.

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