Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Judy Hunter has declared former Akron Police Captain Douglas Prade actually innocent of the aggravated murder of his former wife Dr. Margo Prade, and ordered him released from prison forthwith. Read Judge Hunter’s opinion here. Read an earlier blog post on this case here. Read my colleague Mark Godsey’s Wrongful Convictions blog post here. According to Professor Godsey’s post, the state intends to appeal Judge Hunter’s ruling.
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Marianna Brown Bettman
Marianna Brown Bettman is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor of Practice Emerita at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she taught torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Professor Bettman is a frequent presenter on Supreme Court of Ohio cases at Continuing Legal and Judicial Education seminars and conferences including the Ohio Judicial Conference. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.