Murder suspect Harry Mapps charged with 18 felonies for slayings, fire in Rye

PUEBLO, Colo. - The man accused of killing three people and setting fire to their home in Rye has been charged with 18 felonies.

Harry Mapps is facing 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 in the deaths of Kim Tuttle, Reginald Tuttle and their daughter Dawn Roderick on Nov. 27.

Mapps is a former handyman for the victims and rented a basement room from the family.

He also allegedly cashed checks from the victims shortly after the fire at nearby banks.

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

KRDO-TV reported that Pueblo District Attorney Jeff Chostner has not yet decided if he will pursue the death penalty against Mapps.

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