PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — A spokesman for New Hampshire’s newly elected governor says there’s no reason to consider pardoning Pamela Smart.
Smart is serving a life without parole after being convicted in 1991 of recruiting her teenage lover and his friends to murder her husband. Her case received worldwide attention and was the basis for the movie “To Die For,” starring Nicole Kidman.
Eleanor Pam, an advocate for Smart, said Smart’s supporters are urging her to petition Gov. Maggie Hassan for a chance at being released. Smart has denied plotting the murder.
Hassan spokesman Marc Goldberg told the Portsmouth Herald (http://bit.ly/SlWcHH ) that the governor believes Smart was fairly convicted and there’s no credible information to warrant consideration of a pardon.
In 2005, Smart unsuccessfully petitioned then-Gov. John Lynch to have her sentence commuted.