DANIEL RODIMER; Retired wrestler, failed congressional candidate indicted in Vegas murder case (Yahoo.com)

Posted on 4/27/124 by Chuck Langermann

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A retired professional wrestler and former
congressional candidate in Nevada and Texas has been
indicted on a murder charge in the death of an Idaho man who
suffered a head injury during a Halloween Party at a Las
Vegas Strip hotel.

Daniel Rodimer, 45, who now lives in Texas, is expected to
appear before a Nevada judge May 8 following his indictment
Friday in the death of Christopher Tapp.

His defense attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld,
said Friday that Rodimer “maintains his complete innocence
and looks forward to his day in court.”

Tapp, 47, of Idaho Falls, was injured Oct. 29 at the Resorts
World hotel and taken to a hospital, where he died several
days later, police said. He had served more than 20 years in
prison in Idaho in a 1996 killing before receiving an $11.7
million settlement from Idaho Falls in 2022 in a wrongful
conviction lawsuit.

Investigators initially believed Tapp had been fatally
injured in a fall, but they later learned that he had been
in an argument with Rodimer.

Rodimer, a Republican who lost bids for Congress in Nevada
in 2020 and in Texas in 2021, surrendered to Las Vegas
police for his arrest March 6 and remains free on a $200,000

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