The Post Register has been reporting on the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge since it occurred. In 2014, coverage of the case increased as efforts to exonerate the man convicted of the murder, Chris Tapp, also increased and became more public. Tapp has spent more than 19 years incarcerated for the crime that many wrongful conviction advocates, including Judges for Justice and the Innocence Project, feel he did not commit. This page compiles all of the Post Register's coverage of the case and the efforts to exonerate Tapp dating back to 2013.


As a court reporter, David Marlow saw the worst — and the best — in people.

Although they don’t render a judgment, defend or prosecute, court reporters such as Marlow and his wife, Nancy, have found themselves in the middle of countless cases over the past two decades.

David Marlow, 70, retired in October after 23 years of court reporting and 15 years of reporting for the Industrial Commission in Boise. His wife of 41 years, Nancy, 63, retired in August after working as a court reporter for 19 years.

BOISE — The Idaho Innocence Project, which has worked on convicted killer Christopher Tapp’s case for several years, is losing its federal funding.

The Innocence Project, housed at Boise State University, will continue to work on Tapp’s case and one other case, but it won’t be able to take on any new cases until it finds new funding.

District Judge Joel Tingey said Wednesday he will allow new statements to be taken by a defense team in relation to the 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge.

Christopher Tapp’s defense attorney John Thomas will take depositions from Idaho Falls Police Sgt. Phil Grimes and retired Capt. Ken Brown. Grimes and Brown helped investigate the case.

Tapp, 37, is serving a life sentence for the murder. He will eligible for parole in 2027.

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