Still to Die For: Inside the Tangled Web Around Pamela Smart That Started With the Murder of Her Husband
At the end of the day, Pamela Smart was the murderous adult in the room.
The New Hampshire school media director—the original inspiration for Nicole Kidman's breakout turn as a sociopathic local weathergirl with Barbara Walters-level aspirations in To Die For—was 23 years old in 1991 when she was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of her husband.
William "Billy" Flynn, who physically pulled the trigger and testified against Smart at trial, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as was sentenced to 40 years to life, with the option to shave 12 years off if he behaved himself in prison.
He was released in...