Homicide

Ohio judge to consider ex-policeman's request for new trial in former wife's slaying

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who 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. A northeast Ohio judge will hold a hearing Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Akron to decide whether Prade should receive a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

FILE- In this Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who 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. A northeast Ohio judge will hold a hearing Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Akron to decide whether Prade should receive a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)  (The Associated Press)

An Ohio judge will consider whether a former Akron police captain will get a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife.

Attorneys for 68-year-old Douglas Prade (prayd) argue that a 2013 ruling that freed him from prison after nearly 15 years also said he should get a new trial if the ruling was overturned.

The ruling exonerating Prade said tests showed that DNA found from a bite mark on the lab coat of Prade's ex-wife — Dr. Margo Prade — was not his. An appellate court later overturned that ruling.

Judge Christine Croce (CRO'-chee) has scheduled a hearing Thursday in Akron. Prosecutors say Prade killed his ex-wife on the parking lot of her medical clinic.