Prosecutor: OH man should be in prison for slaying

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say a former Ohio police captain should be returned to prison after a judge released him earlier this year based on new testing of a bite mark.

Douglas Parade was convicted in 1998 of murdering his ex-wife. But a Summit County judge ruled in January that new DNA tests of a bite mark on Dr. Margo Prade’s lab coat showed the DNA did not match her ex-husband’s DNA. The judge said it was convincing evidence of his innocence.

The Akron Beacon Journal ( reports that a Summit County prosecutor told an Ohio appeals panel Thursday that the new tests weren’t reliable.

The former Akron police captain was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the doctor’s death.

The appeals panel will rule later.


Information from: Akron Beacon Journal,

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