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Court Clerk Fired for Her Role in Helping Release Man Wrongly Convicted of Rape

 
Court Clerk Fired for Her Role in Helping Release Man Wrongly Convicted of Rape
Posted August 15th, 2013 @ 2:55pm

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A court clerk lost her job because she released a public record to relatives of a prisoner wrongly convicted of rape in 1984 that ultimately led to his release based on DNA tests, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Sharon Snyder, a 70-year-old great-grandmother, was fired in June from the Jackson County (Missouri) Circuit Court for giving the document to the sister of Robert Nelson, the man who was wrongly imprisoned. The document was a motion that granted DNA testing to a prisoner, which Nelson’s sister followed to file her own motion, which was also granted.

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