IDAHO FALLS -- A man convicted of murdering an Idaho Falls woman in 1996 is appealing his case, saying police and prosecutors failed to turn over critical evidence.
John Thomas with the Bonneville County Public Defender's Office filed the petition on Christopher Tapp's behalf Thursday. In the document, Thomas says Tapp's conviction for the murder of Angie Dodd must be thrown out because police never shared some evidence with Tapp's defense team.
Tapp, who was sentenced to life in prison, has long maintained he didn't kill Dodge.
Thomas contends police interviewed a couple who lived near the murder, and that they said a different man who was scraped and splattered with blood knocked on their door around the time of the murder and asked if he could use their bathroom to clean up.