"A national television network is airing an hour-long episode focusing on the Angie Dodge murder case and the conviction of Chris Tapp. ‘The DNA of a Killer: Who Killed Angie Dodge?’ is the title of the 48 Hours show that will air on CBS this Saturday, Apr. 15, at 10:00 PM; “Police have DNA evidence in a brutal murder, but can’t match a killer — so how did a public DNA database lead police to suspect a filmmaker of murder?” an explanation for the episode reads on the show’s website. Dodge was raped and stabbed to death in her apartment on I Street in June 1996. Tapp was charged and convicted of murder but maintained his innocence. Last month, after serving 20 years in prison, he was released from custody in a case that garnered worldwide media attention. CBS posted a 48 Hours preview video Thursday that shows interviews with Carol Dodge, Angie’s mother, Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride, Idaho Falls Police Det. Pat McKenna and a man named Michael Usry.
Usry, a filmmaker working in Louisiana, says he became a suspect in Dodge’s murder after a DNA sample was traced to him. The show is expected to take an in-depth look at the controversial case that has put east Idaho in the national spotlight."
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I am monitoring this case/issue. Keep your eye on the Charles Smith Blog for reports on developments. The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at: http://www.thestar.com/topic/