Former Congressional Hopeful and Retired Wrestler Turns Himself in to Las Vegas Authorities for Murder Charges

(ReliableNews.org) – Dan Rodimer is a professional wrestler who retired from the sport in 2007. In 2020, he unsuccessfully ran for Congress as a Republican candidate in Nevada. Since then, his life has taken a turn, and he’s now in jail on murder charges.

At approximately 6 p.m. on March 6, Dan Rodimer turned himself in at the Clark County Detention Center. The former Republican candidate is accused of killing a man who allegedly offered his stepdaughter cocaine during a party at a hotel room in Las Vegas.

According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD), the incident took place on October 29, 2023. Christopher Tapp, 47, was allegedly attacked by Rodimer at the Resorts World hotel on the Vegas strip. He died at the hospital on November 5.

Doctors initially thought Tapp, who was from Idaho, suffered an overdose and fell down. The Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled his death a homicide after an autopsy found several brain bleeds. He also tested positive for recent cocaine use.

Investigators learned there was an altercation in a hotel room at the resort. Witnesses claim Rodimer told Tapp that if he ever spoke to his daughter again, he would “kill” him. Immediately after Rodimer allegedly issued the threat, the witnesses heard her loud banging noises. Another witness accused the former House candidate of knocking the victim down and causing him to hit his head on a table.

Rodimer is then accused of punching Tapp “throughout his head and body.”

Law enforcement obtained text messages between Rodimer and his wife, Sarah Rodimer, where she said she watched him “nearly murder somebody” and she had to remove her husband’s hands from the victim’s neck. She accused him of running away after the altercation and claimed she “spent the next two hours trying to take care of him.”

In another text message, police claimed Mrs. Rodimer called her husband a “psychopath” and said she watched him murder someone.

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