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Triple murder suspect returns to Colorado

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 30 2013 08:01:30 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 02 2014 06:57:52 PM CST

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office

Harry Mapps
Pueblo County Booking photo

PUEBLO, Colo. -

The suspect in a triple murder in Rye was transferred from Oklahoma to the Pueblo County Jail on Thursday (1/2/14). Harry Mapps arrived at the facility at 3:45 p.m.

Mapps was arrested Saturday (12/28/13) at a motel in Roland, Okla. He's accused of killing Kim and Reginald Tuttle and their daughter Dawn Roderick on Nov. 27. Investigators said Mapps shot the victims and then set the home they were in on fire.

Two investigators with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Capt. Don Leach and Detective Greg Drake, went to Roland to search the motel room where Mapps was found. They also spoke with Mapps and gathered evidence.

"The end we believe is conviction so we're nowhere close to that. They were just furthering their investigative efforts," said Pueblo County Undersheriff J.R. Hall.

Mapps is being held in the jail's maximum security unit. Hall says there is no reason to hold Mapps in isolation.

If Mapps is convicted, the victims' family said they don't care what happens to him.

"If it cost him his life, it cost him his life. If he lives the rest of his life in prison, so be it," said Mark Roderick, whose wife, Dawn, was murdered.

Mapps suffered cuts to his face and lip when he was arrested.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said Mapps was attempting to change his appearance.

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