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.
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 former Akron police captain exonerated of his ex-wife's murder on Tuesday begged the public for information during a 1997 interview with NewsChannel5.
The family of murdered Akron doctor Margo Prade is stunned by a Summit County judge's decision to set her ex-husband, Douglas Prade, free.
The Ohio Bureau of Prisons says Douglas Prade, the former Akron police captain behind bars for 15 years for his ex-wife's murder, was released from prison at 4:37 p.m. after a judge earlier exonerated him.
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