- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A judge has decided to hear arguments June 12 about whether a former Akron police captain should get a new trial in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife.

An attorney for 69-year-old Douglas Prade said Thursday that there’s compelling evidence the judge should consider in deciding whether to order a new trial.

Prade’s legal fight has lasted years. A now-retired judge exonerated Prade in January 2013 after his DNA didn’t match DNA found on a bite mark on the coat of Dr. Margot Prade, a family practitioner.

That judge also ruled Prade should get a new trial if the exoneration was overturned. An appellate court reinstated Prade’s conviction, and subsequent Ohio Supreme Court appeals were unsuccessful.


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