Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
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.