CLEVELAND – 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.