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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

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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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