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Petition would seek reduced sentence for Pamela Smart

Pamela Smart took the witness stand in Rockingham County Superior Court in Exeter, N.H. on March 18, 1991. AP Photo/Jon Pierre Lasseigne

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 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.

Dr. Eleanor Pam, a legal advocate for Smart, tells WMUR-TV  the new petition could reach the desk of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu in a few months. Smart’s mother is involved in preparing the petition.

Smart was a media coordinator at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton when she seduced 16-year-old William Flynn in 1990. He claimed she threatened to break up with him if he didn’t kill her husband; she has denied planning the murder.


The petition will request the possibility of parole with the consideration that Flynn and three other teens convicted in the case have been paroled.


Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com