Sunday, October 2, 2016

Chris Tapp: Idaho; Bulletin; Major Development: (False confession case)... In jail or prison for almost 20 years, a court has ruled that he can appeal his conviction..."Tapp is serving 30 years to life for the murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge. But in recent years, a slew of experts have produced reports suggesting that he falsely confessed to participating in the murder. His DNA does not match any of the many DNA samples that were left at the scene. Tapp’s appeal (technically called a “motion for post-conviction relief”) is based on the claim that prosecutors didn’t turn over video tapes of three polygraph sessions at the time of his original trial. During those sessions experts say Tapp was fed specific details about the crime that later turned up in his confession. The appeal also claims that a fourth polygraph video was never turned over and was likely lost or destroyed." Reporter Bryan Clark; Idaho Statesman;

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