FROM Jeremiah Zagar
The Trials of Pamela Smart Before there was the OJ Simpson trial...before the Casey Anthony trial….before Court TV…there was the trial of Pamela Smart. It was the first to be covered on live TV, with every moment in the courtroom captured. Smart, a 23-year-old woman, was accused of convincing her 15-year-old lover to kill her husband. A new documentary explores the case and how the media frenzy around the trial led to the conviction of a woman who may be innocent. Featurette - Meet the Artists for Captivated The Trials of Pamela Smart on TrailerAddict .
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