Pamela Smart Wants Another Chance At Parole
2020 makes the 30th anniversary of Smart accused of plotting to kill her husband, and she's about to ask a NH court for another chance of parole.
It's a story that made international headlines. Pamela Smart was accused of plotting with student William Flynn to murder her husband, Gregory Smart in 1990. At the time, Pamela was employed as a media coordinator at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, New Hampshire. The then 22 year-old Smart befriended Flynn, and the two bonded over a mutual interest in heavy metal music, according to Wikipedia. While she denied knowledge of the plot, Smart is serving life without parole sentence for recruiting Flynn to kill her husband.
Now, according to Boston.com, a Smart representative will once again ask New Hampshire’s governor and the Executive Council for a hearing. That council rejected her request last year for a hearing for parole consideration or sentence reduction. However, Smart plans to refile her petition next year seeking a hearing for “executive grace,” according to spokesperson Eleanor Pam. Pam said “She will be asking for a hearing, not seeking to challenge or overturn the verdict, only for re-evaluation of the sentence and the opportunity for parole at some time in the future.”
According to Boston.com, Flynn and three other youths have since been released from prison.