Court rejects Ohio officer’s request in wife’s 1997 slaying

March 23, 2019

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says it won’t consider an appeal filed by a former Ohio police officer who’s seeking a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife.

The decision this past week is the latest setback for former Akron officer Douglas Prade who is serving life in prison.

A state appeals court in September upheld a trial court decision that denied a new trial.

That came after The Ohio Supreme Court last year upheld a court ruling overturning a judge’s decision that exonerated Prade and led to his release from prison.

A judge exonerated him in 2013 after experts testified that male DNA from a bite mark found on Dr. Margo Prade’s lab coat wasn’t his.

Prade was sent back to prison after prosecutors successfully appealed the ruling.