Accused killer, Harry Mapps, of 3 captured in Oklahoma

8:20 PM, Dec 29, 2013   |    comments
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PUEBLO - Authorities say a former long-distance trucker wanted in the deaths of three people in Colorado was captured in Oklahoma Sunday.

Harry Mapps, 59, was apprehended on Sunday at a motel along Interstate 40 near Roland.

"There are a lot of people who will breathe easier knowing Harry Carl Mapps is in custody," Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said, "While our work isn't done, there is certainly satisfaction in knowing we can begin this next phase of the case and that Mapps will soon return to Pueblo to answer for the crimes he has been charged with."

Mapps is accused in the Nov. 27 deaths of a southern Colorado couple and their adult daughter.

Authorities identified the victims as 51-year-old Reginald Tuttle, his wife, 55-year-old Kim Tuttle, and their daughter, 33-year-old Dawn Roderick. Investigators say they were all shot.

Taylor says the couple's home was set fire in an attempt to cover up the slayings.

A motive for the slayings has not been released. The warrant has been sealed.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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