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Ohio ex-cop who was freed is sent back behind bars

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  • Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who has spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing, is headed back behind bars a day after an appeals court said a judge was wrong to release him about 14 months ago.

      Doug Prade, a former Ohio police captain who has spent nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing, is headed back behind bars a day after an appeals court said a judge was wrong to release him about 14 months ago.
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AKRON, Ohio -- A former Ohio police captain who was freed after spending nearly 15 years in prison for his ex-wife's killing is headed back behind bars.

A Summit County judge ordered that former Akron officer Douglas Prade be taken to jail Thursday, a day after an appeals court said a judge was wrong to release him about 14 months ago.

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Prade didn't speak during the hearing and was taken away in handcuffs.

His attorneys had sought to keep him free while he appeals, and they fought prosecutors' efforts to have him locked up immediately.

Prade was freed when a judge decided new DNA testing of a bite mark proved he didn't kill his ex-wife. But the appeals court concluded that the test didn't give a clear answer.

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