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Court reversal in Ohio may send former police captain to prison again in ex-wife's killing

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who has spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing, answers questions from the media after being released from the Madison Correctional Institution in London, Ohio. An appeals court in Ohio says a judge was wrong to release Prade. The ruling released Wednesday, March 19, 2014, comes a little more than a year after Prade was freed from prison based on new testing of a bite mark. A judge in Akron ruled in January 2013 that new DNA test results proved Prade didn't kill his former wife. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who has spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing, answers questions from the media after being released from the Madison Correctional Institution in London, Ohio. An appeals court in Ohio says a judge was wrong to release Prade. The ruling released Wednesday, March 19, 2014, comes a little more than a year after Prade was freed from prison based on new testing of a bite mark. A judge in Akron ruled in January 2013 that new DNA test results proved Prade didn't kill his former wife. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)  (The Associated Press)

A former Ohio police captain who spent close to 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing before being exonerated is about to find out whether he'll be behind bars again.

Prosecutors want former Akron officer Douglas Prade (PRAYD) sent to prison right away after an appeals court reversed the ruling that released him. His attorneys are fighting to keep him free while he appeals.

A judge in Akron has set a hearing for Thursday morning.

The ruling handed down Wednesday says another judge was wrong to free the former officer 14 months ago based on new testing of a bite mark.

The judge decided new DNA test results proved Prade didn't kill his ex-wife. But the appeals court said the test didn't give a clear answer.