Man who killed lover's husband gets work release

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Associated Press

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Updated Saturday, Jul 12 at 10:32 AM

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man who was 16 when his lover persuaded him and his friends to kill her husband has been moved to a minimum-security prison.

William "Billy" Flynn was transferred this past week as part of a work-release program. At 15, he began a torrid affair with Pamela Smart, his teacher for a self-esteem course at his high school.

He testified that Smart helped plan her husband's killing to make it look like a burglary. Flynn was convicted of killing Gregg Smart in May 1990, a week before the couple's wedding anniversary.

Pamela Smart was also convicted and is serving a life sentence. Flynn was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

The case was tabloid fodder and led to books and movies, including "To Die For," starring Nicole Kidman.

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