Pueblo judge unseals Harry Mapps arrest affidavit in deaths of a Rye family

PUEBLO, Colo. - A judge has unsealed the arrest affidavit for a man accused of killing a couple and their daughter in Pueblo County and setting their house on fire.

The Pueblo Chieftain reported that District Judge William Alexander issued his ruling Tuesday over the objections of Harry Mapps' defense lawyer.

The Chieftain obtained a copy of the affidavit last month and reported that it said that the three victims were dead at least five hours before their home in Rye was set on fire.

Mapps is a former handyman for the victims and rented a basement room from the family. 7NEWS has previously reported that Mapps was about to be kicked out of the home before the murders.

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

Public defender Daniel Zettler said the some of the information is speculative and wrong and it doesn't adequately note Mapps' lack of a criminal history and his military record.

Mapps has been charged with 18 felonies -- 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 was arrested a month later, on Dec. 28, at a motel in Roland, Okla.

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