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Douglas Prade headed back to prison
Former Akron Police Captain is 'still a convicted murderer' in the death of his ex-wife, according to Summit County Prosecutors
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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After a year-and-a-half of freedom, former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade has been ordered back to prison for the 1997 murder of his ex-wife, while a judge decides whether to grant him a new trial
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After a year-and-a-half of freedom, former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade is back in prison today, awaiting a decision on whether he will get a new trial in the 1997 murder of his ex-wife. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

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Douglas Prade has fought his conviction for 15 years, and was freed last year based on new testing of DNA from a bite mark on Dr. Margo Prade’s lab coat. Prade's attorney, Brian Howe, says the 2013 ruling from now-retired Summit County Judge Judy Hunter should have been enough to keep his client out of prison on appeal.

“The order granting the new trial, finding that there was [a]strong probability he would be found innocent- that order was basically a contingency that Judge Hunter put in place in case her original ruling finding him innocent was overturned by the 9th. So, it was overturned by the 9th. And that means, in our opinion, that [the] order for a new trial order -- finding that he's entitled to a new trial -- is now in effect.”

The 9th District Court of Appeals said in March that the DNA evidence proves nothing, and the Ohio Supreme Court agreed this week. But the courts now have 30 days to decide on whether Prade should get a new trial.

Dr. Margo Prade’s sisters, Veronica Sadler and Edith Shamberger, say both families have suffered from the 68-year-old Prade’s release and re-incarceration.

“I still feel bad for him, too. Because why would they let him out and have his freedom and then take it away like that? I think that was the wrong thing to do in the first place- to let him out. It also toys with the family. I mean, it’s hurting the family: in and out, in and out. His family, our family.”

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