Ohio opposes freedom for ex-officer during appeal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state opposes freedom for a former Akron police captain released after nearly 15 years in prison in Ohio for his ex-wife's slaying.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh says Douglas Prade has a strong motive to flee because of the possibility of re-imprisonment for the 1998 killing.

An appeals court ruled last week that Prade was wrongly released last year based on bite-mark DNA testing. Attorneys for Prade have asked the Ohio Supreme Court to allow him to stay free while he pursues an appeal of last week's ruling.

Walsh opposed that request in a filing Wednesday, calling the test results meaningless and saying the state provided overwhelming evidence of his guilt at trial.

Prade was convicted in 1998 of shooting his ex-wife, Dr. Margo Prade.

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