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IDAHO FALLS -- A judge rejected the latest appeal from an eastern Idaho man serving life in prison for the 1996 rape and murder of an Idaho Falls woman.

Christopher Tapp has long argued that he did not kill Angie Dodge and his most recent appeal focused on interviews he had with police in January 1997. Police say Tapp detailed his involvement in Dodge's murder during one those interviews.

In his latest appeal, Tapp contends he was under the impression that he had already been arrested when he sat down with police and his confession should not have been admitted as evidence. But 7th District Judge Joel E. Tingey wasn't convinced, and denied Tapp's appeal in a ruling Wednesday.

The victim's mother, Carol Dodge, says she is still unsure who murdered her daughter.

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