A Kansas judge’s assistant of 34 years has been fired for providing a wrongly convicted man with documents to help him gain his freedom. Last month, Sarah Snyder was terminated for violating court rules by inappropriately giving advice and discussing court matters with outsiders.
Robert Nelson, a man attempting to exonerate himself from a r@pe conviction through DNA testing, had been turned down twice because his motions did not meet technical requirements. Luckily for him; however, he had help on the inside. Following the failure of the second motion in 2011, Snyder gave Nelson’s sister, Sea Dunnell, a copy of a motion filed in another case where the judge had sustained a request for DNA testing.