The M-Vac® was used to collect DNA material from items in the Angie Dodge murder case. It found DNA on both her clothing and a stuffed animal that matched a stain that had also been found at the crime scene. However, the DNA did not match Chris Tapp's DNA, who had been convicted 20 years earlier. He was resentenced in a plea deal and released from prison. The news story is of Chris Tapp being introduced to the M-Vac® and shown how it works. Dr. Greg Hampikian of the Idaho Innocence project also comments on the M-Vac®'s role.
Click here or on the picture to see the news story.
For further updates on Tapp's story, see "Chris Tapp Speaks - How DNA Testing Set Him Free."
Reference: KTVB Channel 7, Natalie Shaver, Boise, April 25, 2017