3 dual-killing suspects are returned to Tucson

2013-08-08T00:00:00Z 2013-08-08T07:46:17Z 3 dual-killing suspects are returned to TucsonKimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
August 08, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Three people linked to the killing last month of an elderly couple have been returned to Tucson.

The three, including the grandson of the slain couple, were arrested in Nevada on July 24, a day after a family member found Erskin and Mary Louise Fulgham, both in their 80s, dead in their midtown home.

Kyle Austin Drattlo, 20, the Fulghams' grandson, along with acquaintances Christopher Edward Terry, 23, and Brianna Harding, 21, were driving the couple's car when they were arrested.

They were returned to Tucson earlier this week and booked into the Pima County jail. Each is expected to face multiple felony charges, including first-degree murder. They are being held without bond.

They will be arraigned within the next week or two and will be formally charged; not-guilty pleas will automatically be entered on their behalf, said Stephanie Coronado, spokeswoman for the Pima County Attorney's Office.

The Fulghams had "obvious signs of trauma," according to a Tucson police official. Court documents reveal a knife was used to kill the couple in their home near East Grant and North Swan roads. The couple had lived in the home for more than 40 years

Drattlo lived at the home with his mother and his grandparents when he was 6, a court document shows.

Drattlo does not appear to have had any previous run-ins with the law, based on a search of Internet criminal- court records. Terry had several previous charges listed in the records, including false reporting and contributing to delinquency. No online court records could be located for Harding.

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