District Judge Joel Tingey has disqualified himself from presiding over Chris Tapp’s latest challenge to his 1998 murder conviction.
Tapp is serving a prison sentence of 30 years to life for the 1996 murder of 18-year old Angie Dodge in Idaho Falls. He has filed several appeals and motions for post-conviction relief since the jury found him guilty, all of which have failed.
Tapp filed his latest such petition May 1. It seeks to have numerous previously untested items from the crime scene submitted for DNA testing.