Friday, August 3, 2012

Bulletin: Douglas Prade. Ohio. Hearing set for possible new trial. New DNA evidence appears to exonerate him. WKYC TV.

STORY: "Hearing set for possible new trial in Prade case," by reporters Kim Wendel and Pamela Osborne published on August 2, 2012 on WKYC Television.

GIST: "Convicted former Akron police captain Douglas Prade has requested he be exonerated or granted a new trial as a result of new DNA findings. Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh says a hearing has been set for Aug. 21 in the case of State v. Prade. In Nov. 1997, Margo was shot six times with a .38-caliber pistol and found dead inside her van in the parking lot behind her Akron office. A jury convicted Prade in September 1998 of her murder. He was sentenced to 26 years in prison and would be eligible for parole in 26 years. Prade has always maintained his innocence. The Ohio Innocence Project, on Prade's behalf, filed a petition for either post-conviction relief or a new trial. Bevan Walsh said The Innocence Project claims that new DNA testing results of Dr. Prade's lab coat, which she wore on a daily basis and was wearing at the time of her murder, exonerates Prade."

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