William "Billy" Flynn asking for weekend furloughs

Flynn has served his time and is eligible for parole next June, but he wants weekend furloughs to visit his wife

WARREN, Maine (NECN) -- The man who pulled the trigger in one of New Hampshire's most infamous murder cases is asking for a taste of freedom.

William "Billy" Flynn was convicted of killing Greg Smart back in 1990 in Derry. Flynn claimed Smart's wife Pam planned the murder and threatened to end her affair with the teenage Flynn if he didn't kill her husband.

Smart was also found guilty and is serving a life sentence without parole.

Flynn has served his time in a Maine prison and is eligible for parole next June. He's made a request for weekend furloughs to visit his wife. He married a Maine woman back in 2006.

While he has been described a model prisoner, there's no guarantee he will be allowed to take furloughs.

"It's an earned behavior, not everyone gets it," said Ben Beal, Director of the Bolduc Correctional Facility. "It's now down to 3 years in your sentence and you get a furlough. It's something the offender earns for good behavior and other facets."

At a hearing in 2008, Greg Smart's father told Flynn if he was still in prison when he turned 40, he would be willing to support Flynn's release.

Billy Flynn is now 40-years-old.


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