A lawyer for Pamela Smart, a former high school employee convicted of recruiting her teenage lover to kill her husband, is asking New Hampshire’s highest court to order a state council to hold a hearing on her request to reduce her life-without-parole sentence. Smart, 54, has been in prison more than 30 years and and now has to go through New Hampshire’s Executive Council for any change on her sentence. The council rejected her request for a hearing on March 23, the third time it has done so. Smart was 22 and working as a high school media coordinator when she began an affair with the 15-year-old student who shot and killed Gregory Smart in 1990. request in March. The student, William Flynn, and three other teens cooperated with prosecutors, served shorter sentences and have been released. Flynn testified that Smart told him she needed her husband killed because she feared she would lose everything if they divorced. He said she threatened to break up with him if he didn’t kill Gregory Smart.