Mar 8, 2015 12:49 PM
Teen killer, Pamela Smart's student and lover, up for parole
The Associated Press
CONCORD (AP) - The man who gunned down the husband of his N.H. high school teacher and lover, Pamela Smart, is making his first bid for parole 25 years later.
Billy Flynn's first bid for parole is Thursday, his 41st birthday.
Flynn has expressed remorse and apologized for his crime ever since he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and testified that killing Gregg Smart was Pamela Smart's idea.
The 1991 trial became an instant sensation.
Its lurid details aired gavel-to-gavel on television years before the O.J. Simpson spectacle and spawned movies and books.
Pamela Smart remains in prison serving life without the possibility of parole for her role in her husband's death.
Flynn was sentenced to 28 years to life, minus credit for pretrial incarceration.