The death of a man exonerated of murder has been ruled a homicide

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Christopher Tapp, 47, died under suspicious circumstances after an altercation in a hotel room near a Las Vegas casino. [Image:]

A man wrongly convicted of a murder he didn’t commit has died under suspicious circumstances near the World Resorts Casino.

On October 29, 2023, medical personnel responded to a call regarding a man suffering from injuries related to an “alleged accident,” according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD).

The man, later identified as 47-year-old Christopher Tapp, was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Investigators now say his death was not an accident and that it was a murder investigation. Police said they learned an altercation occurred in a hotel room before paramedics were called.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office says Tapp died of blunt force trauma to his head and classified his death as a homicide. Police have not identified any suspects.

In 2019, Tapp was exonerated following a law enforcement settlement and received $11.7 million after being wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit. Before the settlement, Tapp had spent 20 years in prison.


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