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Prade hopes DNA test proves innocence

2:21 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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AKRON --  Arguments began Monday in the case of a former Ohio police captain who says new DNA evidence proves he didn't kill his ex-wife in 1997.

Doug Prade  has spent the last 14 years in prison after a jury convicted him of his ex-wife's killing.

The conviction came despite a lack of witnesses, fingerprints or a murder weapon, but was based largely on a bite mark found on Margo Prade's body.

One forensic dentist testified the mark matched Prade's teeth.

Prade's attorney, Carrie Wood of the Cincinnati-based Ohio Innocence Project, argues that new DNA test results around the bite mark prove her client has been innocent all along.

She is seeking Prade's exoneration and release, or a new trial.

Arguments will continue Friday after a three-day break.

The Associated Press

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