The murder of Angie Dodge

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BOISE —The Wrongful Conviction Act has cleared yet another hurdle. On Wednesday, the Senate voted unanimously in favor of the bill that would provide compensation to those wrongly convicted of a crime. The vote follows last week’s do-pass recommendation from the Senate Judiciary and Rules Co…

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BOISE — Following testimony from those impacted by wrongful convictions in Idaho, the Wrongful Conviction Act’s second pass through the Senate Judiciary and Rules committee resulted in a unanimous vote in favor of introducing the bill with do pass recommendations. The act would provide compe…

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Christopher Tapp has filed a lawsuit against the city of Idaho Falls and several former Idaho Falls Police Department officers. 

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Idaho State University Professor Sara Getz gets a call and hits the road. In her vehicle, she keeps evidence bags, gloves, tools for cleaning remains, laboratory forms, casting supplies and more.

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Judge Alan Stephens vacated Christopher Tapp's conviction for the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge on Wednesday. That followed a motion filed by prosecutors, who concluded that with the arrest of Brian Dripps, who has confessed to committing the murder alone, there was credible evidence that Tapp …

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On June 13, 1996, Angie Dodge was raped and murdered. In the days and years that followed the investigation has continued and questions have remained. On May 15, 2019, the Idaho Falls Police Department arrested Brian Leigh Dripps Sr., a 53 year-old man living in Caldwell, Idaho, for the murd…

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Angie Dodge’s murder has hung over this city like a dark mist for 23 years. It has torn countless lives to shreds. It has left a large family and her many friends in continuous grief, wondering what happened in that I Street apartment on a warm June night all those years ago.

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A documentary coming out Sunday on Starz will examine the cases of three men who say they are innocent of the murders they were convicted of, including one from Idaho Falls who spent almost half his life in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit.

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that additional states have passed recording requirements.

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The Angie Dodge murder investigation is the subject of an Investigation Discovery documentary, titled “Who killed Angie Dodge? Keith Morrison investigates,” that will air at 6 p.m. Monday.

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Chris Tapp is a free man.

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Chris Tapp’s two petitions for post-conviction relief will be heard in April, when two extensive evidentiary hearings will be held.

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For more than a year, the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office has conducted a review of the evidence against Chris Tapp, who has served 20 years in prison for the 1996 murder of Angie Dodge.

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Judge Alan Stephens has dismissed part of one of Chris Tapp's petitions for post-conviction relief, while allowing other parts to move forward.

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A key hearing in one of Chris Tapp’s petitions for postconviction relief ended without a ruling Tuesday. A final ruling is expected within the next few weeks.

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