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Ohio Supreme Court orders Akron Police Capt. Prade to remain free for now
Appeals panel had ordered he be sent back to prison
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Ex-Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade
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The Ohio Supreme Court is allowing former Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade to remain at least temporarily free. 

The high court issued a stay of execution of an appeals court order this afternoon until “resolution of the merits.” 

Prade was imprisoned for nearly 15 years after he was convicted of shooting his ex-wife, Margo Prade, to death in the parking lot of her medical practice in 1997. But retesting of DNA on her lab coat led now-retired Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judith Hunter to declare Prade is likely innocent and to order his release early last year. 

The appeals court reversed that this week, saying there was plenty of evidence of guilt for jurors to consider besides the DNA, and that the DNA results are inconclusive. 

The Supreme Court stay of the appeals court order came down this afternoon, just after Prade reported back to custody. Chief Justice Maureen O’connor has recused herself from the case because she is a former Summit County prosecutor.

Separately, Prade has filed a federal lawsuit accusing nearly two-dozen members of the Akron Police Department of framing him. 

 

 

 


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