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Council to take up Pam Smart’s sentence appeal

  • FILE - In a Monday, March 18, 1991 file photo, Pamela Smart answers questions from the defense in her murder conspiracy trial in Rockingham County Superior Court in Exeter, N.H. Advocates for Pamela Smart, who’s serving a life sentence for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband, say they are planning to file a petition seeking a reduced sentence. (AP Photo/Jon Pierre Lasseigne, File) JON PIERRE LASSEIGNE


Associated Press
Tuesday, December 04, 2018

New Hampshire’s Executive Council is scheduled to take up a sentence reduction appeal from Pamela Smart, who’s serving life in prison for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband.

The council’s scheduled to consider the matter Wednesday.

WMUR reports the attorney general’s office recommended in a report to the council that Smart not receive a sentence reduction.

Smart was a media coordinator at a high school when she seduced 16-year-old William Flynn in 1990. Flynn testified that Smart told him she needed her husband killed because she feared she would lose everything if they divorced. He said she threatened to break up with him if he didn’t kill him.

Flynn and three others convicted of lesser charges are out of prison.

Smart admitted seducing Flynn, but said she didn’t plan her husband’s murder.