A former Ohio police captain who spent nearly 15 years in prison before being exonerated in his ex-wife's killing could be headed back behind bars after an appeals court ruled that a judge was wrong to free him.
The ruling Wednesday comes a little more than a year after former Akron officer Douglas Prade was freed by a now-retired Summit County judge when new testing of a bite mark cast doubt on his conviction cardinal manchester
. Prade had been serving a sentence of life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years.
Following the ruling, another judge ordered Prade to appear in court Thursday morning so she could decide whether he should be sent back to prison or remain free while he appeals the court ruling.
Prade was released in January 2013, after Judge Judy Hunter decided there was convincing evidence of his innocence after DNA tests of the bite mark on Dr. Margo Prade's lab coat showed the DNA did not match that of her former husband.
On Wednesday, Ohio's 9th District Court of Appeals said the DNA testing only raised more questions than answers and Prade's original conviction was based on overwhelming circumstantial evidence.
"Without a doubt, Prade was excluded as a contributor of the DNA that was found in the bite mark section of Margo's lab coat," the ruling said. "The DNA testing, however, produced exceedingly odd results."
Each sample produced completely different results, the appeals court said. "While it is indisputable that there was only one killer, nu skin
at least two partial male profiles were uncovered within the bite mark," the ruling said.
After the ruling, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh sought a warrant to have Prade returned to prison. The prosecutor's office said it didn't know where he is currently living.
"In order to be exonerated, Prade and his attorneys needed to show clear and convincing evidence of his innocence - not simply create doubt," Walsh said. "They failed."
Prade's attorney did not return a message seeking comment.
Prade, who has maintained his innocence, was convicted in 1998 of shooting his 41-year-old ex-wife, a family practitioner, inside her van on the parking lot of her Akron office. There were no witnesses and no fingerprints, and no gun was found after the November 1997 shooting.
A test of the lab coat fabric showed it contained at least two and as many as five DNA profiles and none matched the former police captain's DNA.
A Summit County assistant prosecutor told the appeals court in August that the findings showed a possibility that the bite mark evidence was contaminated, perhaps before Prade was convicted and sentenced.
"The only absolute conclusion that can be drawn from the DNA results, however, is that their true meaning will never be known," the 71-page appeals court ruling said.
Prade's attorney said at the August hearing that new tests based on improved technology found only that the DNA came from a male, but not Prade.
Last month, Prade filed a lawsuit in federal court against current and former police officers, claiming he was framed.
He said after his release that he wanted to spend time with grandchildren he had never met and work with the Ohio Innocence Project, the group that helped free him, g-suite cardinal
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"I'm just a jumble of emotions right now," he said then.
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U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, 58, wrote in an op-ed provided to The Associated Press, the Portland Press Herald and the Bangor Daily News that "whisper campaigns, insinuations and push-polls" attempted to get voters to question whether he's gay.
"Allow me to save them the trouble with a simple, honest answer: 'Yes I am. But why should it matter?'" he wrote in the op-ed published Monday by the two newspapers.
The Democrat's announcement adds intrigue to a tight three-way race with LePage, the Republican incumbent, and wealthy independent Eliot Cutler.
A poll released in October suggested that Michaud is about even with LePage. Cutler, who finished second to LePage in the 2010 election, is touting himself as a better alternative in a state where unenrolled voters comprise the largest voting bloc.
Michaud didn't identify who he thinks is behind the alleged whisper campaign against him. His campaign has not previously raised the issue.
It's unknown what impact, if any, Michaud's disclosure might have in the race. Maine voters approved a gay marriage law a year ago; Michaud supported the measure.
Michaud's announcement could help him among liberals who may be giving Cutler a look, but more importantly, it diffuses the topic of his sexuality, said Sandy Maisel, a political science professor at Colby College. "He's demonstrated his intent to be open and to take the high road," he said.
Across the country, gay and lesbian candidates are making strides.
There are currently 538 non-straight men and women holding political office in the U.S., and those include a U.S. senator and a half-dozen members of the U.S. House, according to the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which aims to increase the number of openly gay leaders at all levels of government. Currently, there are no gay governors.
For his part, Michaud downplayed the significance of his announcement.
"That may seem like a big announcement to some people. For me, it's just a part of who I am, as much as being a third-generation mill worker or a lifelong Mainer. One thing I do know is that it has nothing to do with my ability to lead the state of Maine," Michaud wrote.
Born in Millinocket, he worked in the Great Northern Paper Mill in East Millinocket when he launched his career in the Legislature. In Washington, he has focused on veterans' issues and is considered a moderate Democrat, part of the "Blue Dog" caucus.
The son and grandson of mill workers, Michaud said he's never forgotten where he came from.
"Most of all, I was brought up believing you should judge a person based on the content of his or her character, not by their race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. That's a value I know most Mainers share," he said.
Michaud, who never has married, said he never liked to talk about himself but wants people "to know that I am not ashamed of who I am." A spokesman declined to say if he's in a relationship.
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If elected, he wouldn't be the first gay governor. New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey announced in 2004 that he was gay, making him the first openly gay governor. Nor is Michaud the first gay candidate. In Maryland, an openly gay candidate, Democrat Heather Mizeur, is running for governor.
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