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An Idaho lawmaker is drafting a bill that would allow people falsely convicted of a crime to get restitution.

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Chris Tapp has been exonerated of the murder of Angie Dodge, an 18-year-old woman who was killed in 1996. Tapp was jailed for 20 years in the case. But new DNA analysis pointed police to a Caldwell man who was arrested, and confessed to the murder in May 2019. However, Tapp still had the murder on his record until last week. 

Idaho Matters talks with Chris Tapp about his new life as free man, and digs into the effort to clear his name with Greg Hampikian of the Idaho Innocence Project

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Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and murdered in her Idaho Falls apartment in 1996. Chris Tapp was accused of the crime and imprisoned for 20 years before DNA evidence demonstrated he was not at the scene. His release was due in part to the work of the Idaho Innocence Project and on Thursday's Idaho Matters, we speak with Greg Hampikian from the project and Idaho Statesman reporter Cynthia Sewell about this case.