Monday, August 27, 2012

Bulletin: Douglas Prade: New DNA tests clear him. Hearing for new trial to be held in October; Akron Beacon Herald Journal;

STORY: "Hearing for new trial in Prade case set for October," by reporter Ed Meyer, published in the Akron Beacon Herald Journal on August 21, 2012.

GIST: "At issue in the upcoming hearing will be a 2-inch by 3-inch swatch cut from Dr. Prade’s lab coat shortly after her death. The circular mark is where the killer is believed to have bitten her during a struggle in which she was shot six times. The new genetic tests found male DNA on the lab coat over the site of the bite mark that excluded Prade as the source. Hunter, according to the county prosecutor’s office, has three options for her ruling at the upcoming hearing: Prade is innocent and, therefore, his case should be dismissed; a new trial is warranted based on the new test results; or there is no exonerating evidence and his convictions should stand. Summit Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has said the jury verdicts should not be overturned because the test results do not identify a new suspect or pinpoint when the DNA was deposited on the lab coat."
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