Thursday, October 9, 2014

Douglas Prade. (Controversial bite mark/DNA case); 19 Action News reports that no evidence was heard at today's hearing because both lawyers agreed to allow the judge to make the retrial decision based on their written briefs. A twist: Prade is attempting to persuade the Ohio Supreme Court to take on his case.

STORY: "Douglas Prade heads back to prison with no answers regarding retrial," by the 19 Action News Digital  Team.

GIST: "Douglas Prade walked into Judge Christine Croce's courtroom in Akron wearing prison orange and shackles and he will head back to prison without a decision made on his bid for a retrial.   Prade, a former Akron Police Captain, was convicted in 1998 of murdering his wife Dr. Margo Prade. Lawyers, on both sides, agreed to let the judge make the retrial decision based off their briefs, so there were no arguments in court.........There may be another twist coming soon. The case is under review by the Ohio Supreme Court, if the court takes the case any decision made by Judge Croce would be under review by the High Court.  
It's been just about 17 years since Dr. Prade was killed and the sadness is evident, "It wasn't our fault Margo's gone and it wasn't his family's fault but we're just all in the middle," said Sadler. The Ohio Supreme Court has until November 17 to decide if they'll take the case."

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