Prade ordered to jail pending court ruling

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AKRON, Ohio -- Former Akron police captain Douglas Prade was ordered Friday to be held in the Summit County jail for 30 days pending a 9th District Court of Appeals ruling on whether or not he should get a new trial based on the DNA evidence that Judge Judith Hunter used to declare him innocent.

**To watch Prade being led through court in handcuffs, watch the video player below**

Prade was exonerated in 2013 after he had spent nearly 15 years in prison when DNA testing showed a bite mark on his ex-wife's lab coat was not his.

An appellate court overturned the judge's ruling in March and the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the appellate court decision.

Prade was convicted in the 1997 shooting death of his ex-wife outside her medical office.

Attorneys for the 68-year-old Prade say he's innocent.

If a decision about a new trial is not made within 30 days, Prade will be remanded to the state prison system to continue to serve his original life sentence.

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