NH’s Pamela Smart to Launch New Bid for Freedom After 30 Years
It’s hard to believe that the trial that made worldwide news ended with the conviction of Pamela Smart for the murder of her husband Gregg Smart. Pamela Smart worked at Winnacunnet High School and was only 23 years old when the murder occurred. Linda Wojas, her mother is still working on ways to get her daughter out of jail according to reporting by WMUR.com.
Smart has used up all her appeals. Her only chance at being released was a commutation from the Governor but her request for a commutation hearing was denied back in 2019. Four others involved in the killing turned states witness against Pamela Smart and all are out of jail, including the trigger man William “Billy” Flynn. Pamela Smart’s mother has even written a new book that includes jailhouse letters written by Flynn and information she feels will aid her daughter’s case, but it hasn’t seemed to gain any traction in assisting to free her daughter.
Another hope Pamela Smart’s mother has in a bill in the legislature that permits those that have served at least 25 years of a life sentence to have a hearing. Smart has earned two master’s degrees and become an ordained minister while serving time for her husband’s murder according to WMUR.com. I remember being riveted to the trial when I was young back in the days of Court TV and I followed news on the case over the years. It’s hard to believe that Smart is now in her 50s. I will continue to follow this case.