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Triggerman In Pamela Smart Case Released From Prison



The triggerman in the Pamela Smart murder case has been released from prison.

William Flynn is free after serving nearly 25 years for shooting Gregg Smart in Derry, New Hampshire.

Scott Fish, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Corrections, confirmed Thursday morning that Flynn was released.

Flynn was 16 and known as "Billy" in 1990 when he and three friends participated in what prosecutors said was Pamela Smart's plot to kill her husband. Flynn pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and served his sentence in Maine.

Also being released on parole Thursday in New Hampshire is Patrick "Pete" Randall, who restrained Gregg Smart while Flynn shot him in the head.

Pamela Smart, who was 22 when her husband was killed, is serving life in prison without the chance of parole. She admitted seducing Flynn but said she didn't plan her husband's murder.

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