Lawyers for Pamela Smart are running out of options in trying to get a new trial. She is the former media coordinator at Winnacunnet High School teacher who was convicted of persuading her teen lover and his friends to kill her husband in Derry 13 years ago.

Smart, who is serving a life sentence without the chance for parole for the part she played in the 1990 murder of her husband, Gregory, has been trying to gain an appeal since her 1991 conviction but has been turned down at every step of the way.

Smarts latest blow came in April when a three-judge panel of the First U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a ruling by a federal judge in 2002, which rejected her arguments on her federal habeas petition on why she deserves an appeal.

A writ of habeas corpus is a judicial mandate to a prison official ordering that an inmate be brought to the court so it can be determined whether that person is imprisoned lawfully and whether he or she should be released from custody.

The panel, made up by Judge Juan Torruella, Judge Sandra Lynch and Judge Kermit Lipez, reaffirmed a 2002 federal judge decision by stating that several of Smarts claims on why she deserves an appeal were forfeited by not bringing them up before and that others did not merit an appeal.

In 2002, Smart argued several points, including the fact that she deserved a new trial because her right to a fair trial was compromised by the extensive media coverage. Smart also claimed that her Eighth Amendment protection from cruel and unusual punishment was violated because her punishment was more severe than the 28-year sentence given to William Flynn, then 16, who was convicted of second degree murder for shooting Smarts husband.

The reason Smart is now in federal court is because she has exhausted all her appeals at the state level including the State Supreme Court.

She has been in prison 14 years and that is long enough. Most of the countries in the civilized world hold a life sentence as 7 years.

Please sign our petition to ask for Pamela's sentenced to be reduced to time served or at least for Pamela to be released on parole.

Thank you.

John William Vondra

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  • 15 December 20151000. Gordon N
    Free Pam Smart
  • 14 December 2015999. Christina Silva
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015998. Brian Jb
    pam please email me back im a CPT in the U.S ARMY who would love to keep in touch with you. I think you are super sexy. Maybe i could come visit, if you a have a email addres we could exchange pics? do you want my Phone #?I look forward to hearing from yo
  • 29 November 2015997. Will H
    lol Murderers have a funny way of makin people think they are the ones bein' hurt etc... i say release her if she can take her husbands place
  • 19 November 2015996. Freedom Willc
    Today I did some good things, I donated money to the Pamela Smart cause and wrote a long letter to the governor of New Hampshire on behalf of Pamela, today is a good day!!!!
  • 12 November 2015995. Billy F
    Sorry pame.i love you but i had to save my own punk ass.
  • 11 November 2015994. Sam N
    love all your sluty photos pame...
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  • 02 November 2015992. Jeanfrancois Villa
    it was not as bad as karla homolka's crime, we should let her live with conditions out of prison
  • 26 October 2015991. Bobby W
    I support this petition
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  • 08 October 2015986. Norm H
    I support this petition
  • 02 October 2015985. Billiam D
    I feel bad that Greg Smart died and he definitely deserved to live. To the best of my knowledge, he was a very nice man. But you need to stop focusing on his death justifying Pam's unfair conviction. Pam did not want Greg killed. Billy Flynn, Patrick, and
  • 23 September 2015984. Wp Watkinsj
    Even though this mess is suppose to be for this Pam, this next comment is soley directed to this so-called Noelle. Aren't you bright enough by now to realize that if this dam pam hadn't conceived to begin with, then spouse would not had died! Do I need to
  • 22 September 2015983. Marie Byrd
    Everyone deserves a second chance
  • 20 September 2015982. Gary Camacho
    Yes, let Pamela out, she never pulled the trigger, her lover did. He should be doing life or have gotten fried. There is no reason why should be behind bars, the media circus had to be feed and unfortunately for her she became the victim
  • 13 September 2015981. Anna Ma
  • 08 September 2015980. Boat M
    I cannot believe this woman is actually in prison, the system really stinks.
  • 04 September 2015979. Annette A
    the men how did the crime needs life not pam smart
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