Judge To Rule Whether Freed Police Captain Should Be Re-Imprisoned

Mar 19, 2014

A judge in Ohio will decide whether a former police captain who was exonerated in his ex-wife's murder will go back to prison.

The judge set a hearing for Thursday in Akron after an appeals court reversed the ruling that freed the former officer. The ruling handed down Wednesday says a lower court was wrong to release former Akron officer Douglas Prade after he spent nearly 15 years in prison in his ex-wife's killing. The ruling came a little more than a year after Prade was freed based on new testing of a bite mark. The lower court ruling in January 2013 found that the DNA test results proved Prade didn't kill his ex-wife. The appeals court disagreed, saying the test raised more questions than answers.