Explosive Two-Night Special Event "Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery" Premieres on Investigation Discovery

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Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery

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"Pamela Smart: An American Murder Mystery"
Premieres Sunday, August 19 at 10 PM ET/PT on ID


The first part, "A Death in Derry," is immediately followed by "An Affair to Die For" and the trilogy concludes on Monday, August 20 at 10 PM with "Black Widow."

 
          Sex, lies and a tale too twisted to be real surround the murder of Gregg Smart.  Who Killed Him?  And why? On May 1, 1990, 22-year-old media coordinator Pamela Smart finds her husband Gregg dead on the floor of their southern New Hampshire condo, leaving the town of Derry stunned.
 
          Scouring the region for clues, police shift their attention to Gregg’s grieving widow, Pamela Smart, who has been making curious television appearances publicizing her plight. When investigators discover Pamela has been having a sordid affair with high school student, Billy Flynn, a complicated web of lies and deceit unravel, revealing one of the most scandalous crimes of the century. Now, leading true crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) delves into the case.
 
Pamela Smart

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          “From the tawdry affair, to teenage assassins, to the explosive nationally televised trial, this case transfixed the entire nation as Pamela Smart emerged as the original Black Widow,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, Destination America and Travel Channel. “Since the story of Pamela Smart ranks as one of the most scandalous and controversial crimes ever, we were compelled to bring this uniquely fascinating story to our viewers with a fresh perspective.”
 
         Created by the team that brought viewers the record-breaking AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY franchise, PAMELA SMART: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY examines the case that fascinated the country with interviews from the story’s key players, including Det. Daniel Pelletier, the police detective who tirelessly chased down leads; Bill Spencer, the investigative reporter who followed the case from the very beginning; Paul Maggiotto, the prosecutor who painstakingly crafted the case; and an exclusive interview with the defendant herself, Pamela Smart, who maintains her innocence decades after her conviction.  Notable interviews featured in the special include:  crime and justice journalist Diane Dimond; Pamela Smart’s former intern, Cecelia Pierce; criminal defense attorney Mark Sisti; and others close to the case, including legal experts, journalists and friends.