Prade’s attorneys said their client used more than half the policy to pay off Margo Prade’s own debts and still had more than a fourth of it when he was arrested. They also say a contentious divorce and the phone tapping don’t prove anything.
Prade told the AP in August that spending more than 14 years in prison, mostly amid the general population, was ‘‘hell on Earth.’’
‘‘I mean, it’s one thing if someone is guilty of something to be here, but to be not guilty and here is even worse,’’ he said.
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