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Resource ID: #16245
Subject: Crime
Source: Riverfront Times (St. Louis)
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Date: June 30, 1999 and July 7, 1999

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The Riverfront Times reports "about prosecutorial misconduct and about the controversial use of 'snitches.' In 1983, Ellen Reasonover was convicted of murdering a gas station attendant in a botched robbery attempt. She claimed she was innocent, and there was no physical evidence or any eyewitnesses. The conviction was based solely on two jailhouse snitches who, in exchange for testimonies against Reasonover, were given deals by the prosecutor... (who) did not tell the defense or the jury about the deals..."

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