Jaacob Vanwinkle, sex offender, busted in murder of Canon City mom, two kids

Update: Earlier today, we shared early information about a triple homicide in Canon City; see our previous coverage below.

The more details that emerge, the more horrific the story becomes. The victims in the case were reportedly a woman and her two children -- and the suspect in custody, Jaacob Vanwinkle, is a sex offender previously tied to a death in Indiana a few years ago.

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