Court clerk fired for exonerating wrongfully-convicted man

Robert Nelson, 49, (l) was freed from prison after veteran Kansas City, Mo., court clerk, Sharon Snyder, helped him file a successful motion for DNA testing that cleared him of a rape conviction. Snyder was later fired for her actions.

by Leonardo Blair

Newscast Media KANSAS CITY—A defiant 70-year-old great-grandmother, who was fired from her job as a court clerk in Kansas City, Mo., nine months before her retirement because she helped to exonerate a man wrongfully imprisoned for rape, said if she went back in time she would “do it again.”

“Oh, yes I would do it again. I am so happy that he got exonerated on this charge and felt that that would happen. Or he wouldn’t have filed that motion to start out with,” the clerk, Sharon Snyder, told MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” on Wednesday. CONTINUE TO FULL ARTICLE>>