#35 August 7th, 2018: “Scared to death…I really don’t want to leave here” #1yearagotodayCW

August 7th, 2018 was a Tuesday, the last Tuesday Shan’ann or the girls would ever live through. It would also be the last time the Rzuceks would see their daughter [and sister] and granddaughters [and nieces].

One piece missing from the timeline puzzle is the family haircut at Hair Jazz. Although the media has reported on it, it’s not mentioned by anyone else. It’s also not mentioned whatsoever in the 1960 page Discovery Documents.

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The family haircut likely happened on the morning of their last day in North Carolina. This is a guess, of course, but it’s based on the fact that the family decamped almost immediately after arriving, to Myrtle Beach, and spent a few days there. It’s also assumed the haircut didn’t happen over the weekend, or on the Monday when Watts was out of town on his own, visiting his family. So Tuesday seems to be a likely candi-date.

During this haircut on Tuesday morning, Sandi’s co-workers at Hair Jazz also noticed Watts appearing to be standoffish, while Shan’ann was excited about her pregnancy. Watts may have been annoyed by being double-timed, in the sense that several women would be twittering about their baby, meanwhile Shan’ann knew full well his feelings on the subject.

This was another instance where he would have felt pressured, or even coerced. Shan’ann, in her giddy excitement, may also have mentioned not being able to wait for the gender reveal with her pals back in Colorado, perhaps promising to share the details on Facebook so her folks and them [at Hair Jazz] could see as well. This too would have set off the alarm bells in Watts’ mind.

So on Tuesday morning, Sandi cut her son-in-law’s hair, as well as the girls’. Probably she cut, trimmed or colored Shan’ann’s as well, but we don’t know that for sure. We have no idea whether this played in Watt’s mental preparation, or if it did, how much. But consider the mental picture of each family member, one-by-one, being “processed”. Each one is covered in a black shawl while someone stands behind them with a sharp, silver object. And gradually, snip-snip-snip, pieces of the body fall to the ground and are swept away.

One thing is certain, cutting the hair shorter of everyone involved helped Watts limit the evidence trail. Remember, the only traces of anyone found at either crime scene was a blonde hair on the east thief hatch [Ceecee’s], and hair fragments in the rear of the pick-up.

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Strangely there is no mention of hair fragments in the discovery either, even though this appears in the media narrative.

Now let’s drill down into the Phone Data Review.

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The colorful description is worth noting here. Watts wasn’t just anxious, he was “scared to death”. And he really was. The conundrum he found himself in ultimately drove him to commit triple murder. The operative emotion therefore was fear of what Shan’ann would do or say within the overarching drama of wanting to preserve his love affair with Kessinger.

We also have confirmation here that Watts wasn’t intimate with Shan’ann “all week”, and the change in his demeanor was such that Shan’ann said she no longer recognized him, and even “no longer [felt] safe with him.” This was all useful intuition from Shan’ann, but instead of acting on it, she decided to ignore what her head was telling her and go with her heart.

At 16:26, about half an hour prior to their flight, Shan’ann needles Watts for more information.

“Something else is wrong that you’re not saying…”

She suspects he’s cheating on her, but is hoping he isn’t. Even if he is, if he can’t tell her then perhaps that’s because he still loves her. [This assumption was a critical, and fatal error].

Just before 23:00 Watts arrives home with Shan’ann and the kids, the latter likely already sound asleep. There is certainly context for psychological preparation here. In effect Watts is sharing Shan’ann’s journey from the airport to their home before it actually played out in the wee hours of Monday morning, August 13th – just 5 days away at this point.

Watts would have seen how tired Shan’ann was, and also how she would have entered the house, when she would have gone upstairs, and with what.

In a more general sense, Watts was happy to be home. It meant he’d see Kessinger again at work the next morning, and at work he’d be free of the shackles of home. Watts had told Kessinger he’d tried to save his marriage in North Carolina, but that Shan’ann wasn’t interested. I’m speculating on this point, but if Kessinger found out about the pregnancy, Watts may have said then he wasn’t the father, and for that reason Shan’ann didn’t want to stay in the marriage [implying she was leaving him for the father].

In any event, Watts was inverting the reality. He wanted to leave his wife for Kessinger, but he knew Kessinger would feel guilty to be the one breaking up the party, so to speak. And she was. So Watts pretended it was Shan’ann who wanted out, but for that to work, he needed Shan’ann to shut up about him, and the baby, especially on social media.

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Two additional aspects we ought to bear in mind relate to a broader context. The first has to do with Vivint, and the second with Anadarko.

a). VIVINT

While Watts was away in North Carolina, Nickole Atkinson and her son Nicolas dogsat. They were looking after Deeter. During this time Watts would have been in-tune to how the home security system could keep him up to date on their movements. This was also mental preparation in the sense that he had an idea how the security system could track comings and goings, and what that looked like. At the same time, given his secret daily dalliance with Kessinger, he knew the loopholes in the security.

b). Anadarko

We have no idea what Kessinger and Watts discussed when they spoke on the phone, and there are virtually no text messages between Watts and Kessinger that weren’t scrubbed.

In the photo taken at Myrtle Beach where Watts is “standoffish”, he’s on his phone, and we know a lot of that activity included the regular transfer of images – specifically of Kessinger. What we don’t know, as mentioned, is the substance of their communications besides the pictures. Aside from the lovey dovey stuff, and perhaps plans for the future, and aside from how Watts was framing what was going on with him and his wife in North Carolina, Kessinger may have casually communicated work issues from time to time.

She may have mentioned leaks or safety issues at several sites, and what the operators were doing, and where. Perhaps CERVI 319, and/or other well sites came up during these conversations.

In conclusion, on page 588 of the Discovery Documents, we see Watts told Agent Lee he wasn’t sure whether Shan’ann told anyone about their possible separation.  We know she told her mother, and her mother told her colleagues at Hair Jazz. We don’t know when that happened however. We don’t know whether, when the couple went out the door, whether Sandi confided with her colleagues in a gossipy kind of way, that her daughter and son-in-law were arguing, and that he told her he wanted a separation. It’s difficult to imagine Shan’ann not telling her family immediately, and Watts had to have anticipated this too.

Trouble was, Shan’ann was in a bind with Thrive. How to play a Thriving divorce while pregnant? Wouldn’t it be smarter to keep up the pretense that they were married and Thriving to keep the income they desperately needed, rolling in? And this was perhaps Watts’ critical mistake. He didn’t know what it would look like, how it would play out or who Shan’ann would tell. As it turned out, Shan’ann told everyone about her pregnancy regardless. The next step for Shan’ann was broadcasting the happy news on Facebook.

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18 thoughts on “#35 August 7th, 2018: “Scared to death…I really don’t want to leave here” #1yearagotodayCW

  1. Probably irrelevant but, The discovery document above states they last had sex back in May when the baby was conceived.

    However, texts show that just after Shanann went back to North Carolina. Chris was saying that when they meet up, shanann ‘wouldn’t be able to walk’.
    Implying that they were going to make up for the gap away from each other.
    Also friends were saying they were having plenty of adult play time before Shanann went away.
    so what are we to believe ?

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    • We don’t know for sure. Shanann had her version of things, and I think she would say whatever benefited her. Either she had an enviable marriage or she needed people to feel sorry for her.

      I tend to believe the text messages between them where she complains about their lack of intimacy. I think when she complained too much, he gave in a little, so she wouldn’t think he had a slampiece.

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  2. I either read that from the discovery documents (from one of Shanann’s friends talking about what Shanann had said to her) or on a news interview with a friend of Shanann’s

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  3. If Watts got the idea to kill his family during the brief interlude away from Shan’ann and the Rzucek’s when he visited his parents, I would think from here on out he will begin to fine tune it.

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  4. “But consider the mental picture of each family member, one-by-one, being “processed”. Each one is covered in a black shawl while someone stands behind them with a sharp, silver object. And gradually, snip-snip-snip, pieces of the body fall to the ground and are swept away.”

    OMG this is so freaking corny. Really? This case is as simple and similar to as the Scott Peterson case with a lot less planning in it. Watts had a new love in NK. He wanted out. It’s as simple as that. He confessed what happened and most probably the trigger of the murder was when SW said he’d never see the kids again.

    They got into it and he murdered her. One of the kids saw it all and he knew the kids could not be left alive. It’s as simple as that. Unlike Peterson, Watts had a conscience, admitted what he did and here we are.

    All of this crazy speculation and conspiracy theories are ridiculous and, quite honestly, stupid. I do wish you’d just leave all of this alone and let the victims rest in peace. I also don’t expect you to leave this posted on your sales site for long as it’s most probably one of the more direct rebuttals about the case as well as the nonsense on here.

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    • If this is so stupid, what are you doing here reading it and commenting on it? Did you know there’s the option when browsing online, when you encounter something that doesn’t interest you, just to head somewhere else?

      He confessed what happened>>>And we should accept his confession as 100% accurate. Sorry which confession are we talking about?

      most probably the trigger of the murder was when SW said he’d never see the kids again.>>>”Most probably”? You sure about that? If he wanted to be with his mistress, and he killed the kids anyway, why the heck would he be triggered by something he ended up bringing about regardless?

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      • I started off reading your blog a while back. At first I thought you did a good job so I continued to read. You nailed the Damian Echols article perfectly. Now it’s just getting ridiculous as I’m seeing more and more of this way out there speculation on the CW case.

        Yes, we should accept his confession. It’s the most we’ll ever hope for and I think he was as truthful as he could be. I’m not condoning or supporting what he did – it was, indeed, horrible, especially what he did to his own kids. If he was that miserable, he should have divorced his wife and faced the consequences. But he does appear to have a conscience; the proof of that is he ended up confessing as to what happened. He could have thrown the dice and let his lawyers create reasonable doubt (that’s what they do after all). People are stupid and good lawyers could have selected a handful of idiots that would have all, “OMG…he just couldn’t have done this,” and maybe got off.

        He doesn’t strike me as being a self-centered, arrogant XXXhole like Scott Peterson, who, with a straight face, told lie after lie after lie. Just watch the video of CW mingling with his kids at the airport.

        He wanted to be with NK. Watch the video where he says “so sexy.” He was all out for this new and strange piece of XXX. And I really hate to say this, but his wife and her domineering ways had worn very, very thin. Again, this is NOT to justify what happened – nobody deserves to die like that. But it all just culminated that morning in bed and here we are.

        You’re making him out as some kind of mastermind like Peterson – with the boat buying, the “I lost my wife” three weeks before it happened and so forth. There’s no proof whatsoever that this happened so you’re just jumping around from one speculative theory to another.

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      • You’re entitled to think it’s ridiculous, but then move on.

        Yes, we should accept his confession. It’s the most we’ll ever hope for and I think he was as truthful as he could be. >>>Obviously this site doesn’t accept his answer, in fact, his answer makes no logical or rational sense. Even from a criminal perspective, it’s nonsensical. But the question is, which confession do you accept? And if you accept one, why not the other? Why not both? If it’s so simple this ought to be a very simple, easy and obvious answer.

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      • You’re making him out as some kind of mastermind like Peterson – with the boat buying, the “I lost my wife” three weeks before it happened and so forth. There’s no proof whatsoever that this happened so you’re just jumping around from one speculative theory to another.>>>Peterson was a lot smarter and his premeditation was a lot more careful and over a longer period. I’m not sure where you got this idea about jumping from one speculative theory to the next. From the get go TCRS has had 1 version of events, which hasn’t changed after the first document dump, or the last, or through the course of 9 books.

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      • it all just culminated that morning in bed and here we are.>>>Well it’s not the position of this site that she ever went to bed, let alone the bed being a crime scene. When you murder someone in a bed, a bed is like a sponge, soaking up liquids and body fluids, and picking up hair and clothing fibers. If anyone is murdered in a bed, it’s obvious who the murderer is – the person whose bed it was at the time. Was any evidence whatsoever found in the bed, or the bedroom. He said they had sex. Any evidence of seminal fluids, sweat, hair, anything?

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  5. That whole “her mom is full-blooded Italian” and that’s the explanation for why she stressed Shan’Ann out – I call shenanigans. Or Shan’Annigans. My aunt is full-blooded Sicilian Italian, and she’s the nicest, calmest, most rational person I know. She’s quiet, observant, good-natured, and still sharp as a tac at 87. So it had nothing to do with her being Italian, not necessarily. “Italian” isn’t a characteristic that is the same between all people of Italian descent the way “has black hair” is consistent across all the people who have that characteristic.

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  6. “Just before 23:00 Watts arrives home with Shan’ann and the kids, the latter likely already sound asleep. There is certainly context for psychological preparation here. In effect Watts is sharing Shan’ann’s journey from the airport to their home before it actually played out in the wee hours of Monday morning, August 13th – just 5 days away at this point.

    Watts would have seen how tired Shan’ann was, and also how she would have entered the house, when she would have gone upstairs, and with what.”

    Wow – that’s *breathtaking* imagery. I imagine that’s *precisely* how it went down – CW was watching and taking careful note of everything as they were coming home – the rehearsal for the final homecoming. Wow.

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  7. This is a reply to the guy who owns this site. I tried to reply to his replies but the word REPLY is not showing up so am posting it here.

    People are stupid. There’s no three ways around it. They like to sit around and theorize and get all touchy when you point out the craziness of their ways. Believe me I know – I’ve been involved in another murder case that happened years ago. The amount of craziness and silliness I’ve seen in that case confirms for me that there are many, many stupid people who have nothing better to do than to sit around and go all “Oh, Kessinger was involved” and “Oh, Watts had it all planned out.”

    You can even see it today with Peterson. “Oh, poor Scott. He couldn’t possibly have done it. Those evil, evil bums down by the creek did it.” It’s stupid and people really and truly lack all manner of common sense.

    I’m putting the closing argument of the Peterson case here for all to read. Not that it will change people’s minds who still – to this day – think Peterson didn’t murder his wife:

    http://pwc-sii.com/CourtDocs/Transcripts/Distaso-CA.htm

    It’s a very simple common sense case as spelled out above. But no…stupid people think of stupid xxxx. The same with Watts. The same with that other case.

    You’re wrong about the bed. What you fail to realize is as long as there’s no open wound – meaning skin that’s broken due to a gunshot or knife – the crime scene is much cleaner. The same with Peterson.

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    • Good god, please go back to reddit where you try to make every post relate to you in some way. “Harsh Critic” should be changed to “Illiterate Critic” as your writing is horrendous. I bet you believe the kids were alive when he loaded them into the truck, I’m sure you see children in those grainy, low quality security camera footage as well, right? Your insights and opinions aren’t needed, they’re not interesting or insightful and you seem to have issues understanding simple concepts. If you don’t like what Nick writes, then leave. Nobody is forcing you to read his articles. If you have a dissenting opinion, you should have posted it clearly with facts and sources to back up your claims; Nobody has any interest in reading your lunatic ramblings and poorly strung together sentences. Leave the criticism to actual critics that can articulate their thoughts in a clear and concise manner. Nobody really cares to read the same repetitive garbage from you over and over again, it’s unnecessary.

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  8. @Harsh Critic -Just out of curiosity , if you are of the mindset that -The show is over folks , nothing left to see, Watts confessed and it’s 100 percent the way it went down- Why are you still online looking into the case ? If there is nothing left to learn about it? Especially on this site that’s ,as you say , full of conspiracy theories and nonsensical b.s.? That just totally lacks all manner of common sense, ya know?

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