An Idaho murder case from 1996 is coming under new scrutiny with the help of the Idaho Innocence Project. This Friday, Aug. 24, NBC-Dateline will premiere “The Confession. A mother fights to free the man convicted in her daughter’s murder.” The Emmy award winning program will showcase an all new one-hour special about Angie Dodge’s murder in her Idaho Falls apartment and the confession of Christopher Tapp, who currently is serving a sentence of 25 years to life for the crime.
The Idaho Innocence Project believes that Tapp is innocent. Rick Visser, the IIP Staff Attorney and Assistant Director of the Idaho Innocence Project has been working on Tapp’s case for the past four years. Director of the Idaho Innocence Project, Dr. Greg Hampikian has also been working on DNA aspects of the case since 2006.
To this date, there is no physical evidence linking Christopher Tapp to the murder of Angie Dodge. The Idaho Innocence Project continues requesting that new forensic DNA analysis be performed on the crime scene evidence.
Several Boise State students also have assisted in the research and investigation of this case
For those of you who are in the Boise area, the program will premiere at 9:00pm on NBC (KTVB channel 7).
You can access previews for the program anytime at msnbc.com