A Hollywood man was being held without bond on Friday after he killed a woman in a murder-for-hire plot, authorities said.
Bobby Jimmy Cook, 30, faces a premeditated murder charge in the June death of Pamela Chamberlain, 22, of Hollywood, authorities said.
Cook was hired by Chamberlain's ex-boyfriend Sherard "Prince" Adams, 35, and was paid an initial $5,000 to kill Chamberlain, according to an arrest affidavit that Hollywood Police released Friday. He told a witness that he was still owed another $5,000, the affidavit said.
Cook told the witness that Adams wanted Chamberlain dead because she knew too much about alleged illegal credit card activity that Adams was involved in. After the witness became a confidential informant, Cook also told him that Chamberlain was allegedly threatening to blackmail her ex-boyfriend about his credit card activity, the affidavit said.
On the night of June 16, Cook took the loaded .38-caliber handgun that Adams provided and rode on a motorcycle to the corner of North 65th Avenue and Grant Court in Hollywood, where he found the victim, who was expecting Adams' arrival, the affidavit said. He shot her five times before he fled and got rid of the gun in a watery or mucky area off Florida's Turnpike, it said.
William Chamberlain said his daughter died outside near their home. Police said she was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital where she was formally pronounced dead.
William Chamberlain said he asked her not to go out that night, but she got a phone call and said she’d be gone two minutes.
“She wasn’t outside more than 10 minutes and I heard gunfire and a bike speed away, and we came outside and she was laying on the ground. So, never had a chance, you know?” he said.
Cook was taken into custody without incident Thursday on the 6300 block of Hayes Street, police said. He is being held at the Broward County Main Jail on no bond, and it wasn’t immediately known whether he has an attorney.
Cook initially told police that he was in Davie the night of Pamela Chamberlain's death, but he later bragged to the informant that he shot and killed her for money, according to the affidavit.
Adams told police that he rode his motorcycle to a man's house in Hollywood to watch a Miami Heat game with his girlfriend and other people on June 16, the affidavit said. He acknowledged that he spoke with Chamberlain several times before the shooting, and she said she would go to the corner and wait for him to come by.
"Prince told the victim he was coming, but stated he was just saying that to blow her off," the affidavit said.
One witness said there were two motorcycles present that night – one belonging to Adams and one belonging to Cook.
Police said they are actively investigating Adams’ involvement in the homicide.
Adams is incarcerated in prison on unrelated charges. He was sentenced last month for numerous offenses, including attempted drug trafficking and 19 counts of fraud for the use of personal identification, according to Florida Department of Corrections records.
William Chamberlain said his daughter was recovering from drug addiction when she was killed. Her son was 7 months old at the time, he said.
“I think anybody's going to be happy they finally caught the person who destroyed your life, destroyed your daughter,” he said of Cook's arrest. “I mean, you think at least we'll find out why, maybe. And maybe justice will be served."
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