ID - Angie Dodge, 18, brutally murdered at home, Idaho Falls, 13 June 1996 *Arrest in 2019*

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  1. wenwe4

    wenwe4 Well-Known Member

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    Angie Dodge was brutally murdered in her home 6/13/96. LEO convicted one of three men they believed were involved in her Murder. Christopher Tapp has been in prison for the past 18 years and a new investigation into his case has now come to light to prove the "confessions" that Tapp made were false. According to the report from Judges for Justice (link below) outlines how the wrongful conviction stems from detectives interrogation techniques that were coercive. Tapp had initially denied any involvement but after 20 hours of investigation he named others who were involved in the murder with him - no DNA matched himself or anyone he named.

    Angie's Mother continues to plead for help in solving her murder and finding her killer.


    Latest developments:

    http://www.localnews8.com/news/report-exonerates-man-convicted-for-1996-idaho-falls-murder/29019696

    http://judgesforjustice.org/media/Tapp-Report.pdf



    Dateline's 6 part story:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/48786251#48786251
     
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  2. bflocket

    bflocket Well-Known Member

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    What became of Ben Hobbs?

    It's Tapp's knowing him that got Mr Tapp into this mess.

    Whether he killed Ms Dodge or not, he's (intentionally or not) responsible for the assault on Tapp's freedom. It sucks when it turns out that two people are victimized and, at the end, nothing is accomplished.
     
  3. wenwe4

    wenwe4 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure where Ben is currently - however neither one can be connected to the murder of AD through fingerprints, dna, hairs, or any other objective evidence. They do have dna of the 1 perpetrator who committed this crime and all of the 3 people named in this "alleged confession" match the forensics.

    The dateline segments were well done (IMO) and follow the findings of the Judges for Justice report filed in August 2014. The Judges report gives quoted text from printed transcriptions of the interrogations. Dateline provided videoclips from the "interrogation tapes" show the progression of how the Detectives dropped hints about the murder with promises of "immunity" if Tapp would name the offender(s) and tell them what happened. The Detectives showed Tapp pictures of the crime scene, took Tapp to the crime scene, and even corrected him when they had him draw a diagram of the home.

    The dna and pubic hairs were processed by the same guy (from Boise State University) who worked on the Amanda Knox trial. He received a request from Judges for Justice and a letter from Angie's own Mother pleading for new dna testing. (see the Dateline video). Very touching story about how both Tapp's Mother and Angie's both know he was wrongfully convicted and have been strong supporters for Tapp to be released.
     
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    What a sad story for all involved. I watched the Dateline episode again tonight. It's really unfortunate we have so many false confessions. The underlying theme always seems to be "give them what they want so they will leave me alone".
     
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    wenwe4 Well-Known Member

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    wenwe4 Well-Known Member

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    Update!

    http://www.localnews8.com/news/judg...campaign-to-overturn-tapp-conviction/35464786

    "What we see in this clip is a continuation of what we see through out these recordings," says Dr. Charles Honts, a polygraph expert. "The police officer is using psychological, coercive tools to try and get a confession.When he says, 'you've got to save your life,' it is completely inappropriate."


    Retired Seattle Judge Mike Heavey has been reviewing this case for two years. Heavey works for free studying cases he considers wrongful convictions. He says the public must push for the Tapp conviction to be overturned and the county public defender, John Thomas, agrees."

    ETA [video=youtube;9Y-g2nAMmwo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y-g2nAMmwo[/video]
    Video outlining case
     
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    Carol, as we miss Angie at this time of year I'm still amazed by your perseverance and determination, it's incredible and truly inspiring. You are a wonderful person. I'm very blessed to know you. We are here for you as always. :heartbeat:
     
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    :+:MrTT:+: Cold Case Files

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    Video no longer available on YouTube. Just wanted to let you know. Any one have the video saved?
     
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    There's been some more updates over the last few months.

    No match to Tapp in new DNA testing - July 2016

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/news-daily-email-todays-headlines/2016/07/01/no-match-tapp-new-dna-testing

    New DNA tests don't connect convicted murderer to 1996 Idaho Falls murder - July 2016

    http://www.kivitv.com/news/new-dna-tests-dont-connect-convicted-murderer-to-1996-idaho-falls-murder

    http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-state-as-accomplice-did-idahos.html
     
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    Investigator questions Tapp's involvement in Angie Dodge murder

    http://idahostatejournal.com/news/local/investigator-questions-tapp-s-guilt-regarding-angie-dodge-murder/article_92fe05d6-ffb4-523b-853b-02c0c06e9f4b.html

    Tapp investigation released

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/featured-news-daily-email-west/2016/09/08/tapp-investigation-released

    The second site should have a link to the full report submitted.
     
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    Tapp appeal moves forward

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/chris-tapp-coverage-featured-news-todays-headlines/2016/09/29/tapp-appeal-moves-forward

     
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    Two Tapp tapes found in defense files

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/chris-tapp-coverage-news-daily-email-todays-headlines/2016/10/19/two-tapp-tapes-found

     
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    Judges for Justice responds to Tapp report

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/chris-tapp-coverage-featured-news/2016/10/24/judges-justice-responds-tapp-report

     
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    Tapp appeal in the balance

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/chris-tapp-coverage-featured-news-daily-email/2016/11/22/tapp-appeal-balance

     
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    Prosecutor: No release for Tapp

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/chris-tapp-coverage-news-todays-headlines/2016/12/11/prosecutor-no-release-tapp

     
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    Tapp challenges to be heard in April

    http://www.postregister.com/articles/chris-tapp-coverage-news-daily-email-todays-headlines/2016/12/14/tapp-challenges-be-heard

     
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    Is Bonneville County Preparing a Plea Deal for Wrongfully Convicted Man?

    http://www.libertynewsdaily.com/blog-3851-is-bonneville-county-preparing-a-plea-deal-for-wrongfully-convicted-man?

     
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    Tapp is free

    Christopher Tapp walks free —“I never thought this day would come"

     
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