Thursday, October 9, 2014

Douglas Prade: Ohio; He is in court today (Thursday October 9, 2014) seeking a new trial. (Case involves controversial bite mark evidence and interpretation of DNA results. HL); Associated Press;

STORY: "Ex-policeman seeks new trial in doctor's slaying," by reporter Mark  Gillespie, Associated Press, published on October 9, 2014.
GIST: "An Ohio judge will consider whether a former Akron police captain will get a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife. Attorneys for 68-year-old Douglas Prade argue that a January 2013 ruling that freed Prade from prison after nearly 15 years also said he should get a new trial if the ruling was overturned. A Summit County judge exonerated Prade, saying tests showed that DNA found from a bite mark on the lab coat of his ex-wife — Dr. Margo Prade — was not his. The judge said the DNA test results were convincing evidence of Prade's innocence. But Ohio's 9th District Court of Appeals later overturned the ruling, saying the tests raised more questions than answers. And in July, the Ohio Supreme Court decided not to hear Prade's challenge to the appeals court decision. Judge Christine Croce has scheduled a hearing Thursday in Akron to consider the defense argument."

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