Pamela Smart, a former high school communications coordinator, was found guilty in 1991 of convincing her young lover to kill her husband. Over 30 years ago, in a sensational trial, the Derry, New Hampshire native was found guilty on many charges and condemned to life in prison without the chance of release. Smart’s trial has subsequently become a breeding ground for fans of popular culture.
Smart, then 22, was reportedly having an affair with 15-year-old student Billy Flynn, who murdered her husband, Greggory Smart, in May 1990, accompanied by three companions. All four youngsters pled guilty to lesser offenses and have since been freed. They also testified against Pamela during her worldwide attention-grabbing trial. Let’s go further into the well-publicized and contentious case against Pamela Smart.
Pamela Smart was condemned to life in prison without the possibility of release for arranging her husband Greggory’s murder.
1) Pamela Smart was arrested three months after the death of her husband Greggory.
Pamela Smart, Greggory Smart’s 22-year-old wife, was arrested in connection with the murder on August 1, 1990, three months after Greggory Smart’s death inside his Derry apartment. The arrest followed that of suspected gunman Billy Flynn and three of his buddies.
Cecelia Pierce, one of Pamela’s interns from the high school where she worked, also came forward with critical information around the same time. Pierce, according to accounts, said she was aware of the conspiracy to assassinate Greggory. In return for immunity, she agreed to record two phone calls and wear a wire for two face-to-face meetings with Smart. Pam not only acknowledged knowing about the crime ahead of time during these wiretapped chats, but she also advised Cecilia on how to deal with the police.
2) Smart reportedly encouraged her adolescent boyfriend to help her divorce her husband.
Pamela Smart was one of Billy Flynn’s professors in a self-awareness program at Winnacunnet High School when she started an affair with him. She reportedly convinced the youngster to murder her spouse by telling him she didn’t want to divorce because she was afraid of losing everything. At Smart’s trial, Flynn testified that she threatened to leave him if he did not murder Greggory.
3) She is accused of leaving the condo door open, allowing Billy and his pals to enter.
During Pamela Smart’s worldwide trial, two different stories of the murder surfaced. Pam allegedly influenced Billy Flynn and his three accomplice pals into murdering Greggory Smart and his three accomplice buddies. They said she left the apartment door open, gave them money for weapons, and instructed them to make Gregg’s killing seem to be a robbery.
According to sources, Pamela discovered her husband’s death after coming home from an out-of-town conference on May 1, 1990. The home had been looted, and Greggory lay face-down in a pool of blood. Not shortly after the murder, she issued a public statement, suggesting that it was a random assault carried out by “some jerk, some drug addict seeking for a quick ten cents.”
4) Pamela Smart was condemned to life in jail with no chance of release.
Pamela was found guilty of witness tampering, conspiracy to commit murder, and being an accomplice to first-degree murder by a jury on March 22, 1991. She was then condemned to life in jail with no chance of release. Billy Flynn and Pete Randall were both sentenced to life in prison but were freed in 2015 with life parole. Raymond Fowler and Vance Lattime Jr. were released on parole in 2005.
5) Smart’s latest plea to get her life sentence reduced was denied.
Pamela Smart is presently serving a life term in prison for convincing her adolescent boyfriend to kill her husband. Her sentence was reduced by the New Hampshire State Council on April 20, 2022, with a 5-0 vote.
Smart, now 54, has been battling her conviction for decades. Throughout, she has maintained her innocence. She is still being imprisoned at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in Westchester County, New York, according to reports.