Wednesday, 20 September 2017 10:18

Prade Remains in Jail on OH Supreme Ct. Ruling

In a 5-1 ruling Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in favor of Summit County Prosecutor's decision to uphold a 2014 ruling that put convicted murder, and former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade back in prison. 

Back in 2013, new DNA testing of a lab coat Prade's former wife, Dr. Margo Prade, was wearing at the time of her murder in 1997 was ordered. In a subsequent hearing in Common Pleas Court, Prade was found not guilty of the murder he was convicted of in 1998. At that point, Prade had already served 15 years of his life sentence. 

Immediately following the 2013 ruling, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh filed an appeal and in 2014 Prade was ordered back to jail after his original conviction was upheld. 

On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court said that Walsh was justified in her appeal, and upheld the original conviction once again, leaving Prade in jail to serve his original life sentence. 

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Friday, 11 March 2016 14:55

Judge: Prade Won't Get New Trial

Former Akron police captain Doug Prade won't get a new trial in the murder of his ex-wife Margo Prade.

That's the ruling issued today by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce, which says that Prade "failed to demonstrate" that bite mark DNA and eyewitness evidence would establish a "strong probability" that it would have changed the verdict against him.

Prade was exonerated in 2012, a decision Judge Croce eventually reversed.

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Previous Coverage:

11/6/15: Prade Hearing Wraps Up

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