House that was the scene of crime where Chris Watts murdered his family is put for auction.

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The Colorado home where Christopher Watts murdered his wife and two children will be auctioned off in April.

The house will be up for public auction on April 17 at the Weld County public trustee's office in Greeley, according to paperwork filed last month.

The foreclosed Frederick home will be sold to the highest and best bidder for cash, according to documents from the Weld County Public Trustee’s Office. The documents state Watts purchased the home for $392,709 and still owes $349,938.

Watts pleaded guilty earlier this month to killing his pregnant wife Shanann Watts and their two young daughters at their home in August.

Surveillance video showed Chris Watts taking his family from inside the home to his work truck one-by-one before he drove to an oil field where he worked. Investigators said Chris Watts then buried his wife in a shallow grave and let his daughter’s sink into nearby oil drums.

He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole.