Investigators found the bodies of Bella, four, and Celeste, three, nearby.
A few hours before a planned candlelight vigil, about a dozen community members gathered at the Wyndham Hill Master Association Clubhouse down the street from the Watts' home.
Wyndham Hill resident Mary Ann Bogner placed an arrangement of votive candles fashioned into a cross on the front steps of the Watts' home and struggled to keep them lit in the breeze. However, police who arrived at the scene explained that it was legal for Merson and his team to enter the home.
In a second motion, obtained by KDVR, defense attorneys asked the court to compel the coroner's office to look for DNA under the mother's fingernails and on her hands.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Colorado is among 12 states without such a law.
Defense attorneys did not say why they made those requests.
"Defense counsel had an opportunity to speak with a DNA expert this morning".
In 2016, a Denver district court judge rejected Eikelenboom as a DNA expert after he admitted to a prosecutor that he had no direct DNA extraction or analysis experience, that he operated an unaccredited lab, that he failed basic proficiency tests in 2011 and 2012, and that he was "self-trained" in running DNA profiles, the Denver district attorney's office said.
Prosecutors said that Christopher Watts is being held in protective custody because of the publicity surrounding the case.
Authorities are expected to file formal charged against Watts, who worked as an oil and gas worker.
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So far, authorities have not said how the three were killed, the exact location their bodies were found and the motive behind the killings.
Christopher Watts is facing murder charges for the deaths of his wife and two daughters.
Christopher Watts who was arrested on suspicion of killing his wife and children during his court appearance.
The couple had previously experienced financial difficulty, but didn't show any signs of current financial stress on social media.
According to a June 2015 bankruptcy filing, Watts had gotten a job six months earlier as an operator for Andarkco - with his annual salary indicated to be around $61,500 (£48,212).
Watts said he left for work about 5:15 a.m. that day and wasn't concerned when his wife didn't respond to his texts and phone calls, since she'd just returned from out of town. "Please bring them back". Watts was sacked Wednesday, the same day he was arrested, the company said.
According to Facebook, Shanann worked as a brand promoter for Le-Vel, who make a Thrive weight loss and wellness patch, which she can be seen wearing in some pictures. "I don't know where to go from here", he added. Sorry uncle couldn't save you.
It also asked for testing of Shanann Watts' hands in an effort to find evidence. "Chris, you are absolutely the BEST thing that ever happened to me in 2010!" she wrote.
"I walked in the house and - nothing", he said.