facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pamela Smart: Death would be better

Dec. 19, 2007 at 11:11 PM   |   Comments

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Twenty years after a New Hampshire woman was convicted of soliciting the murder of her husband she said she bears some responsibility for his death.

In 1991 Pamela Smart faced charges that she coerced her 16-year-old high school lover, Billy Flynn, and three other teens to shoot and kill her husband, Gregory Smart, in Derry, N.H.

A jury found Smart guilty and she was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. Although she still maintains her innocence, Smart said she still feels some responsibility for her husband's death, she said Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America" program.

"It took me a long time to realize that I do have responsibility somewhere inside here," she said. "I did make a horrible decision. I made a bad choice. I made a selfish choice."

Smart, 40, has filed numerous appeals and lost all of them. She is incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in Bedford, N.Y.

"I fear getting old in here and having to deal with the stresses inside here as an older person and dying in here alone," she said. "I would rather have the death penalty than have this sentence because I'd rather just have an end. This whole idea of no end is just sometimes too much to bear."

Topics: Billy Flynn
© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback