Watch full news conference: Prosecutors discuss charges in deaths of Shanann Watts, daughters

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GREELEY, Colo. — Prosecutors held a news conference on Monday afternoon to announce what charges will be filed in the deaths of Shanann Watts and her two daughters.

The Weld County District Attorney’s Office said Watts, 33, has been charged with nine felony counts, including three counts of first-degree murder after deliberation.

He was also charged with two counts of first-degree murder — victim under 12/position of trust, one count of first-degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy, and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body.

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Watts is being held without bond.

Court documents said Watts’ attorneys will ask for a bond modification hearing as well as a preliminary hearing.

The documents also said the defense asked for an order that law enforcement preserve all notes related to the case claiming that “it is the practice of law enforcement to destroy their notes.”

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