Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bulletin: Doug Prade; Ohio Supreme Court permits him to remain free while the court decides to hear his case. Link provided to the decision; (Disputed bite mark evidence lies at the heart of this case. HL);

STORY: "Doug Prade remains free as court weighs case,"  published by WKYC on April 23, 2014.

GIST: "Doug Prade will remain out of prison until the Ohio Supreme Court decides whether or not to hear his case. That ruling came down Wednesday morning from the Ohio Supreme Court (read it in full below). Last month, the 9th District Court of Appeals reversed Judge Judith Hunter's previous ruling that freed Prade from prison in January 2013 based on new DNA evidence. The appeals court declared that Judge Hunter abused her discretion in declaring Prade innocent and called the latest DNA results "wholly questionable." Prade, a former Akron Police Captain, served 15 years in prison for the 1997 murder of his ex-wife, Margo. His conviction was largely based on a bite mark found on her body. One forensic dentist at trial testified that Doug Prade, 67, was the source of the mark. Judge Hunter has since retired from the bench. Prade was released after nearly 15 years in prison and can remain free as the state's highest court considers taking his case. The Ohio Supreme Court's ruling Wednesday will allow former him to stay out of jail until at least the summer. That's when the court should decide whether to consider Prade's appeal of a lower court's ruling."

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