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Pamela Smart Sues Over Solitary Confinement Sparked by Cheesecake Knife

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    Pamela Smart Hopes Film Will Change Minds in Infamous Murder Case

    A woman who was convicted of conspiring with her teenage lover to kill her husband now hopes a new documentary will change people's minds. Brynn Gingras has this exclusive interview with Pam Smart. (Published Monday, Jan. 19, 2015)

    Pamela Smart, the New Hampshire school employee who was sentenced to life after her teenage lover killed her husband, claims in a lawsuit that she was wrongly put in solitary confinement for 90 days.

    Smart was a media coordinator at Hampton's Winnacunnet High School when she seduced a 16-year-old boy in 1990. He claimed she threatened to break up with him if he didn't kill her husband; she has denied planning the murder.

    In a lawsuit amended this week, Smart says she was wrongly punished after a plastic utensil used to slice cheesecake was found in her cell in Bedford Hills, New York.

    A spokeswoman for the New York attorney general's office, which is representing prison officials, had no immediate comment.

    William Flynn, then 17, points out Pamela Smart, his former lover and widow of the man he killed in this file photo. Flynn told jurors in Exeter, N.H., March 11, 1991 that he had been having an affair with Smart, and that he killed her husband because she wanted him dead.
    Photo credit: AP/File

    Smart's case inspired the novel and movie "To Die For."

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