Pamela Smart impressed a group of high school freshman with her love of metal music, she then began an affair with one of them. Smart began having an affair with freshman Billy Floyd. After her husband was found shot to death, she and Billy Floyd, along with three of Floyd's friends, were arrested on suspicion of the shooting. During the trial, the prosecution claimed that Smart had coldly plotted to seduce Floyd and convince him to murder her husband. Smart maintained that Floyd shot her husband of his own accord, after she threatened to end their affair.