COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A triple murder suspect on the run last year after a family was killed in Rye, Colorado, was arrested after his estranged wife called police.
Sandy Mapps told KRDO-TV that her estranged husband, Harry, left her a voicemail in December. The number on her caller ID was registered to the Interstate Inn in Roland, Oklahoma.
Sandy Mapps said hours after she called investigators, Harry Mapps was arrested in the motel room.
"It's hard to turn someone in that you've cared for for so long, but I certainly didn't want to be an accessory to a crime," Sandy Mapps told KRDO-TV. "I knew that was the right thing to do."
Harry Mapps pleaded guilty last week to three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Kim Tuttle, Reginald Tuttle and their daughter Dawn Roderick on Nov. 27, 2013.
Under a plea bargain, Mapps will spend the rest of his life in prison, without parole, instead of facing the death penalty.
Mapps was a handyman for the victims and rented a basement room from the family.