Heroic Action Gets Staffer Fired

AOL Jobs Staff

By AOL Jobs/AP

A Kansas City man freed from prison three decades after being wrongfully convicted of rape considers Sharon Snyder (pictured on the right) his "angel" for giving him a public document that showed him how to properly seek DNA tests. A Jackson County Circuit judge considers the 34-year court employee an insubordinate for offering legal advice and being too chatty about courthouse matters.

Sharon Snyder, a 70-year-old great-grandmother who was fired nine months before she was scheduled to retire, sees herself somewhere in the middle and insists she would provide the same help if she had a chance to do it again.