Suspect in Magdzas home burglary turns himself inThe third person believed to have been involved in a burglary at the Superior home where an Iraqi war veteran shot and killed his family before turning the gun on himself is now in custody.
The third person believed to have been involved in a burglary at the Superior home where an Iraqi war veteran shot and killed his family before turning the gun on himself is now in custody. Nicholas Erving Doty, 22, turned himself in to authorities at the Government Center on Sunday. He remains in custody in the Douglas County Jail, according to a release by Capt. Chad La Lor of the Superior Police Department.
No date has been given for initial court appearances for Doty or Travis Sherman, 21, who was previously arrested in connection with the burglary. Sherman also has a probation violation hold placed on him. Both he and Doty remain in custody at the Douglas County Jail.
Echo Banks, 18, was also arrested in connection with the burglary. She made a bail hearing appearance in Douglas County Court Friday. A $1,000 signature bond was ordered and Banks was released Friday afternoon. No criminal complaint has yet been filed in the case, but according to La Lor, Banks is expected to be charged with being party to the crime of burglary.
Superior Police said they started getting tips Wednesday about a burglary at 2011 N. 22nd St., where Matt Magdzas killed his pregnant wife, April Oles, their 1-year-old daughter, Lila, and their three dogs. The bodies were discovered Aug. 18.
“Several people had been overheard talking about committing the crime, and eventually were observed with proceeds from the burglary after actually committing the crime,” Superior police Sgt. Derrick Hughes said in a news release.
Police say witnesses saw three of the suspects Aug. 20 with a camouflage military-style backpack that had a video game system, controllers, games and movies believed to be taken from the Magdzas residence.
Police obtained a search warrant Thursday for a residence at 1907 Ogden Ave. and found the game system and other items at the residence.