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Jun 4, 2015 2:46 PM

Pamela Smart releases statement on parole releases of Flynn, Randall


Elanor Pam, spokesperson for Pamela Smart, has released a statement on behalf of Smart in the wake of the release on parole of William Flynn and Patrick Randall. Prosecutors say Flynn and Randall conspired with Smart to kill her husband in Derry in 1990.

The statement:

"Bill Flynn and Patrick Randall are leaving prison today, years in advance of their scheduled release date. Over and over they have been rewarded for their expressions of contrition for killing Gregory Smart. But it is one thing to say you are remorseful and another to be remorseful.

Pamela Smart, on the other hand, has been condemned and punished for her failure to admit any role in the murder of her husband. This is widely interpreted as a failure to take responsibility for her actions. And so she is dismissed and reviled, deemed ineligible for forgiveness or mercy. But how can anyone take responsibility for an crime they did not commit? This is the cruel dilemma of all innocent people.

Does anyone believe that Pamela Smart would rather spend the rest of her life in prison simply because she is prideful and stubborn? Nonsense! The truth matters even more than does her freedom as she has demonstrated for 25 years. Pamela Smart will continue to assert her innocence until she is finally heard and believed."


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