Foster a Precursor to Smart?

Updated: Oct 8, 2019

Two depraved 'educators', two boys called "Billy", two New Hampshire High Schools and similar stories of sexual control

Pamela Smart and William "Billy" Flynn
Pamela Smart and William "Billy" Flynn

Just ten years before Pamela Smart exploited her sexual prowess to coerce William "Billy" Flynn to murder her husband Greggory Smart, Diane E. Foster as she was known then (nee Burrell, and now calling herself Diane E. Kanady), was unhappily married to Jeffrey Foster in Derry, NH, living in a home just a short distance from where Smart's young lover murdered her husband.

Like Foster, Pamela Smart worked in a school surrounded by young boys. Smart worked at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, NH, but she was a cheerleader and actually graduated from Pinkerton Academy. Debbie Foster worked for Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH, less than a mile from where Greggory Smart would be murdered only a few years after Foster groomed and molested one of her students.

Foster initiated a sexual relationship with the student, taking him to Bretton Woods ski resort, and then after he was thrown out of his home after the revelation, she kept the student at an apartment she procured through a local businessman, Bill Morse, as a 'safe place' where she could satisfy her daily sexual needs. Once Foster had divorced her husband she bought a house, where she moved the still underage student and where they lived together for nearly two years until he broke free from her clutches.

Once the teacher's behaviour was discovered, Pinkerton Academy administrators brokered a deal with Foster and the student's father and Pinkerton Academy provided her with a favourable reference that made it possible for the depraved Data Processing teacher to obtain a high-paying training job with Digital Equipment Corporation located in Merrimack, NH.

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