Supporters of convicted murderer Pam Smart launched a Twitterstorm Sunday to push for her release. Smart has spent 27 years in prison for coercing her teen lover to kill her husband Greg Smart. The two met at a high school where Pam led a program called that was meant to help teenagers cope with sex and drugs. She is currently serving a life sentence. The convicted killer, who is the a recent subject of Oxygen's Martinis & Murder podcast (listen below), has always maintained her innocence.
The tweeting storm took place Sunday at 5 p.m. in New Hampshire, 10 p.m. in the United Kingdom and Monday at 6 a.m. in Australia, according to NH1. The event was coordinated by Smart supporter Sue Corcoran in England.
“After doing my own research, I know that her trial was unfair and a lot of the so-called ‘evidence,’ which was used to put her away for life, should never been admissible in court. She was guilty of an affair, no more, no less,” Corcoran told InDepthNH.org. Corcoran began supporting Smart after watching “Captivated, The Trials of Pam Smart,” an HBO documentary.
The former assistant attorney general who prosecuted Smart in 1990, Paul Maggiotto, was unimpressed by the tweeting.
“A million tweets is not grounds to get out of jail,” Maggiotto said. He suggested to InDepthNH.org that she is manipulating people.
“She wanted to be a media darling. She likes the attention,” he said, adding that Smart’s only legal option is to seek a pardon. Not once in New Hampshire’s history has anyone ever been pardoned.
Smart was a media coordinator at a high school where she met 15-year-old Billy Flynn. He and three friends killed Smart’s husband while Smart was at a board meeting. Flynn and his friends have all been released from prison after cutting deals to testify against Smart, according to the report.
Corcoran said this is a grave miscarriage of justice, hence the Twitterstorm. She and her supporters used the hashtag #FREEPAMSMART to show support.
Pam Smart was featured in the November 2016 issue of the New Hampshire Magazine. In it, she said she hopes people will stop judging her for the affair with Flynn.
“Is there no mercy and compassion in this state at all? For me, it seems like there is none,” Smart said in the magazine issue. “I’m not saying that I deserve it. I’m saying that’s what I wish for.”
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