Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bulletin: Douglas Prade: Former Akron police captain excluded by DNA test; He has always maintained his innocence. Columbus Dispatch.

STORY: "Former Akron police captain excluded by DNA test," by reporter Mike Wagner, published in the Columbus Dispatch on August 2, 2012;

GIST: Attorneys for former Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade, center, say the tests prove his innocence. New lab-test results show that DNA recovered from a murder scene in Summit County didn't comefrom a former Akron police captain who was convicted of killing his ex-wife nearly 15 years ago ina case that received national attention. Douglas Prade, 66, is currently serving a life sentence at the Madison Correctional Institution,but has always maintained his innocence after being convicted in September of 1998. Prade was foundguilty of shooting his ex-wife, Margo, a prominent Akron doctor and the mother of his twodaughters. Margo was shot six times following a struggle in her van in a parking lot outside of heroffice. “They are not going to find my DNA because I didn’t do it,” said Prade in a prison interviewwith the Dispatch last year. “This has always been about seeking and revealing the truth.”

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