Former Akron police captain Douglas Prade hopes DNA test proves innocence

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.

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