CONCORD, N.H. (CBS/AP) — A spokeswoman for Pamela Smart says Smart is serving the life sentence that should have been given to her teen lover who killed her husband in 1990.
Triggerman William Flynn, now 41, was awarded parole Thursday.
Afterward, Smart’s spokesperson, Eleanor Pam, said Flynn victimized Smart, not the other way around.
Pam says Flynn and three co-conspirators lied when they portrayed Pamela Smart as the architect of the murder plot.
Flynn testified at Smart’s trial that she seduced him when he was a 15-year-old student at the school where she was a media adviser, then threatened to shun him if he didn’t kill Gregg Smart.
Flynn pleaded guilty to murder and was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison.
Pamela Smart was convicted of being an accomplice to murder and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Here is Pan’s full statement:
Once again, Bill Flynn has cynically used a winning strategy to get himself a better deal. He paints himself as Pamela Smart’s victim and blames her for acts he himself committed. Successfully playing the innocent virgin, he weeps into his tissues every chance he gets.
Teenager Flynn was a murderer, a liar and a thief. He was well known to the police and an experienced criminal. He was never Smart’s victim but she has certainly been his. For two and a half decades she has been paying for his crimes while and and his gangster co-conspirators have reaped the benefits of their perjurious testimony.
The New Hampshire parole board has today decided to send this self-confessed killer home to his wife while Pamela Smart continues to serve the sentence that should be his–one that ends in 99/99/9999.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports:
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