The New Hampshire man who 25 years ago murdered the husband of his instructor and lover, Pamela Smart, is getting his first chance at parole.

William "Billy" Flynn was 16 in 1990 when he and three friends carried out what prosecutors said was Pamela Smart's plot to murder Gregg Smart. Flynn pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison, minus time served before trial.

A three-person state board on Thursday will decide whether to release Flynn. He turns 41 that day.

Pamela Smart, who was 22 when her husband was killed, was convicted of being an accomplice to first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole. During the sensational trial, she admitted seducing Flynn but said she didn't plan the murder.