The Colorado Department of Corrections spent a total of $12,600 of taxpayers’ money to remove Colorado killer Chris Watts out of the state, according to a report. Watts is currently in a prison in Wisconsin where he is serving the rest of his life for murdering his pregnant wife Shanann and two young daughters.

According to Radar Online, the corrections department spent $7,061.25 in transport staff, $1,092 on per diem, $2,425 on hotels and an extra $2,020.96 for the transport. Adrienne Jacobson, acting public information officer for the Colorado Department of Corrections, told Radar Online that Watts “made no calls while in Colorado.” In December, Watts was transferred to Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun — a facility known for notorious serial killers — following security concerns at his Colorado prison.

The additional costs of housing the killer will be paid by Wisconsin taxpayers, Radar Online reported. In December, the media outlet reported Watts was gorging on junk foods and sweets while in the Wisconsin prison. 

The 33-year-old had ordered six packs of fudge brownies, three boxes of holiday cookies, powdered donuts, and three iced buns.

Watts had brutally strangled his wife and two daughters in their beds and dumped the children’s bodies in an oil tank on Aug. 13, 2018. Earlier in January, reports surfaced that the house in Colorado where the tragic incident took place was put up for auction.

The public trustee filed a notice on Dec. 18 that the five-bedroom, 4,177-square-foot home was foreclosed because mortgage payments were missed. The house was bought in 2013 for about $400,000. Real estate website Zillow.com estimates the home is worth about $510,000.

Chris Watts Chris Watts in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse in Greeley, Colorado, Aug. 21, 2018. Photo: Getty Images/ RJ Sangosti

Watts pleaded guilty in November to first-degree murder and other charges in the deaths of his wife and children. He was sentenced to five life sentences with no possibility of parole. It was later revealed that he was having an affair with a co-worker.

Despite committing such a heinous crime, the killer garnered female attention. Some of his admirers also sent him love letters in prison. In December, Inside Edition revealed excerpts from the letters, in which one woman named Candace wrote, “In my heart I know you are a great guy. If you do write me back I’d be the happiest girl alive that's for sure.”

One woman named Tatiana sent a picture of herself in a bikini to Watts with a letter said, “I find myself thinking a lot about you.” Another woman named Kim wrote, “I’m hoping to brighten your days.”

Earlier this month, a report on Inside Edition revealed that Watts had an alleged gay ex-lover named Trent Bolte whom he met on the dating app MeetMe in May 2017. Bolte told Inside Edition that they were also planning on moving in together during their 10-month relationship before Watts committed the crimes.

“I think Chris is a monster, he definitely has the ability to be one,” he said. “Why didn’t he just divorce her? Why didn’t he listen to me? I mean, why [did he feel] like that was his only way out?”