Testing: DNA Found In Bite Mark Not From Convicted Akron Cop

Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of his ex-wife, 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.(Photo: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)
Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of his ex-wife, 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.(Photo: Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)

Tests indicate that crime scene DNA did not come from a former Akron police captain convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago.

Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.

The 66-year-old Prade has maintained his innocence, and two years ago Summit County Common Pleas Judge Judy Hunter granted Prade’s request for DNA testing.

DNA testing by the Diagnostics Center of suburban Cincinnati focused on the lab coat Margo Prade was wearing during the attack and a bite mark left by her killer.

Testing results released Thursday found male DNA present within the bite mark but it didn’t match Douglas Prade.

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