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Prosecutors seek death penalty in murder of Angie Dodge

Brian Dripps is charged with the 1996 rape and murder of the young Idaho Falls woman.
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Brian Leigh Dripps

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a young Idaho Falls woman more than two decades ago.

The Post Register reports in a story on Thursday that the Bonneville County prosecutor's office filed the notice in the case against 54-year-old Brian Leigh Dripps.

Dripps is charged with first-degree murder in the 1996 killing of 18-year-old Angie Dodge. Police say she was raped and stabbed to death in her apartment.

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Angie Dodge

Police said Dripps lived across the street from Dodge at the time of her death and knew her as an acquaintance.

Police used an online DNA database to identify Dripps as a possible suspect. Police say testing showed a cigarette butt discarded by Dripps matched DNA at the crime scene.

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