Free Chris Tapp!
Liberty Minute October 14 2014
Idaho Falls Christopher Tapp has spent 16 years in prison ? roughly half his life ? for a murder he didn?t commit. The victim, 18-year-old Angie Dodge, was stabbed and mutilated. The victim?s mother, Carol Dodge, is firmly convinced of Tapp?s innocence.
Using threats, false promises, and manipulation, Idaho Falls Police detectives brow-beat Tapp into a confession that was unsupported by physical evidence, and contradictory to most of it.
These conclusions are presented in a detailed report compiled by Judges for Justice, an advocacy group, led by retired jurists, that seeks to re-open and overturn wrongful convictions. Its lead investigator, Steve Moore, is a retired 25-year FBI veteran.
By the time they had induced Tapp into confessing, the police had developed a very compelling profile of a very different suspect ? who was never arrested or prosecuted, and is most likely walking free today. The lead investigator in the case, Detective Jared Fuhriman, went on to become Mayor of Idaho Falls.
It?s worth remembering that according to the Book of Deuteronomy, someone who falsely convicts another of a crime should receive the punishment for that offense. Once Tapp is free, Jared Fuhriman and the others who falsely imprisoned him should serve at least the balance of Tapp?s 40-year sentence.
Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.