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 a law professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she teaches torts, legal ethics, and a seminar on the Supreme Court of Ohio. She is also a former Ohio state court of appeals judge. Each September since 2003, she has given a presentation at the Ohio Judicial Conference analyzing the year’s most important cases from the Supreme Court of Ohio. She also provides appellate consulting services to attorneys.