Triple Murder Suspect Faces Judge


He's accused of slaughtering a family in their sleep, setting their home on fire, then helping himself to thousands from their bank account before fleeing the state.

After more than a month as a fugitive, suspect Harry Mapps was taken into custody in Oklahoma. He will stand before a judge in Colorado Tuesday.

Mapps is accused of shooting his former employer, Reginald Tuttle, Tuttle's wife Kim, and the couple's adult daughter Dawn. At the time of the murders, Mapps had been renting a room at the couple's Rye, Colo. home.

Authorities found the bodies after responding to a fire in the Tuttles' home the day before Thanksgiving. The fire gutted the house; a spokesman with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office described it as a "shell with a pile of debris."

The 59-year-old allegedly stopped at banks in Pueblo and La Junta on the day of the murders to cash checks for $4,000 out of Tuttle's account.

He now faces a number of charges, including murder, arson and theft.

We'll have a reporter in the courtroom Tuesday, and will let you know what happens.

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