The Murder for Hire of Gregg Smart

Lori Johnston
15 min readJun 26, 2020
Gregg Smart, May 7, 1989" His wedding day, less than a year to live

You may not know it but the trial that got the Court TV-gavel-to-gavel-preempt-all-other-shows genre going was the Pamela Smart murder trial.

Pam was a trailblazer of sorts. Not only did her trial set the stage for the Menendez brothers and O.J. Simpson but she also made headlines for the affair she’d been having with a 15-year-old student who attended the school she worked at. In 1990 this was big news; it influenced pop…

Lori Johnston

Writer, reader, margarita drinker. Currently looking for a “dare to be great” situation.