Author of 'To Die For,' inspired by Pamela Smart case, asks governor for Smart to be paroled

An author whose book "To Die For" was inspired by the Pamela Smart case is asking Gov. Maggie Hassan that Smart, sentenced to life for being an accomplice to the murder of her husband, be considered for parole.

Joyce Maynard's 1991 book was adapted into a movie starring Nicole Kidman three years later.

WMUR-TV reports ( Maynard sent a letter to Hassan saying she didn't intend her work of fiction to shape the public perception of the real Pamela Smart.

Smart is serving life without parole after being convicted of plotting the 1990 murder of Gregory Smart. She admitted having an affair with Billy Flynn, who shot Gregory Smart and was one of four teens sentenced to prison. She denied planning her husband's murder.

Hassan hasn't commented on the letter.


Information from: WMUR-TV,