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Rye triple murder suspect faces 18 felony charges

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 07 2014 06:30:24 PM CST

Rye triple murder suspect faces 18 felony charges

PUEBLO, Colo. -

The suspect in a triple murder in Rye faces 18 felony charges, including counts of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.

Harry Mapps, 59, is accused of killing Kim Tuttle, 55; Reginald Tuttle, 51; and their daughter Dawn Roderick, 33, on Nov. 27.

Mapps faces six counts of first-degree murder, six counts of aggravated robbery, one count of first-degree arson, one count of tampering with physical evidence, two counts of identity theft, and two counts of forgery. 

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said Mapps cashed two checks totaling $8,000 that belonged to the victims. 

Some of the victims' relatives filed a protective order that prevents them from being directly contacted by the defendant and public defender during the case.

Mapps was arrested Dec. 28 at a motel in Roland, Okla.

Pueblo District Attorney Jeff Chostner has not decided if he will pursue the death penalty against Mapps. 

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