The Summit County Court of Common Pleas will hear arguments for a new trial in the case of a former Akron police captain convicted of killing his ex-wife.
AKRON, Ohio - Arguments are set to begin Monday in the case of a former Ohio police captain who says new DNA evidence proves he didn't kill his ex-wife in 1997.
Doug Prade (prayd) has spent the last 14 years in prison. He was convicted of his ex-wife's killing despite a lack of witnesses, fingerprints or a murder weapon.
A jury found Prade guilty largely because of a bite mark found on Margo Prade's body. One forensic dentist testified was a match to Prade's teeth.
Prade's attorney, Carrie Wood of the Cincinnati-based Ohio Innocence Project, argues that new DNA test results around the bite mark prove her client has been innocent all along.
She is seeking Prade's exoneration and release, or a new trial. Arguments will continue Friday after a three-day break.
The Ohio Supreme Court declined Wednesday to take the appeal of a former Akron police captain fighting a lower-court ruling that reinstated his conviction for killing his ex-wife.
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an ex-Akron Police captain, exonerated of his ex-wife's murder after serving 15 years in prison, will remain free until the court decides whether to hear an appeal.
Summit County Prosecutor filed a response to the Ohio Supreme Court about their case against Douglas Prade.
Former Akron Police Capt. Doug Prade, once convicted of murder, left jail this afternoon hours after he was arrested.
Doug Prade, once convicted of the murder of his ex-wife Dr. Margo Prade, has turned himself in at the Summit County Courthouse.
The Summit County Common Pleas Court is poised to issue a warrant for the arrest of Douglas Prade, an ex-police captain who was released after his 1998 murder conviction was overturned in 2013.
Freed in January 2013 on DNA evidence, Doug Prade, who served nearly 15 years for his ex-wife’s murder, is headed back to court.
New DNA tests that led to the release of a former police captain convicted in 1998 of killing his ex-wife were unreliable, and the man should be returned to prison, a prosecutor told an Ohio appeals court panel.
Tests indicate that crime scene DNA did not come from a former Akron police captain convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago.