With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Ohio Court Grants Stay For Ex-Cop Who Was Freed
Ohio’s highest court is temporarily blocking a ruling that says a former police captain should have been kept in prison even after his conviction in his ex-wife’s killing was overturned.
The state Supreme Court granted the request for a stay Thursday, the same day former Akron officer Douglas Prade was jailed under orders from a county judge. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the 67-year-old Prade would be released.
Prade served nearly 15 years and was freed in 2013 when a judge decided new DNA testing of a bite mark proved he didn’t kill his ex-wife. But an appeals court concluded Wednesday that the test didn’t give a clear answer.
Prade’s attorneys have fought to keep him free while he appeals. Prosecutors want him returned to prison.