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Former Wrestler Surrenders in Las Vegas Hotel Killing

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, March 7, 2024 12:27 pm

A retired professional wrestler and former congressional candidate, Daniel Rodimer (45), surrendered to authorities in Nevada on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest in connection with the death of Christopher Tapp (47) last year.

Details of the Case:

  • Tapp, who was tragically acquitted of a murder he did not commit in 1996, died from head injuries sustained in a Las Vegas Strip hotel on October 29, 2023.
  • Police launched a suspicious death investigation after receiving new information in November 2023. An autopsy later ruled the cause of death as homicide by blunt force trauma.
  • An arrest warrant for Rodimer was issued earlier Wednesday, with the charge listed as open murder.
  • Rodimer’s attorneys claim he is innocent and will contest the charges. They released a statement confirming his surrender and intention to post bail.

Allegations and Investigation:

  • According to a witness cited in an arrest warrant, Rodimer allegedly became angry after Tapp offered cocaine to his stepdaughter. The witness reportedly heard a threat and then two loud bangs.
  • Text messages seemingly show Rodimer’s wife claiming to have witnessed the incident and attempting to intervene.

Background Information:

  • Rodimer and Tapp were reportedly acquainted through their involvement in classic car racing.
  • Rodimer unsuccessfully challenged Democratic Representative Susie Lee for Nevada’s District 3 seat in 2020 and later ran in a special congressional election in Texas in 2021.

Credits: 2News

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One thought on “Former Wrestler Surrenders in Las Vegas Hotel Killing

  1. If he was a wrestler that could be good news. Maybe he “faked” like the guy was killed. Any blood was Ketchup.

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