Police: Ex-Boyfriend Hired Hitman To Kill Woman

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Mugshot for Bobby Cook, Jr.  (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Mugshot for Bobby Cook, Jr. (Source: Broward Sheriff’s Office)

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Hollywood man is jailed without bond accused in a murder-for-hire plot.

Police have charged Bobby Cook with premeditated murder in the death of 22-year-old Pamela Chamberlain.

Chamberlain was shot five times in front of a Hollywood home in late June.

Investigators zeroed-in on Cook as the shooter but he told a confidential informant that he was paid $10,000 to kill Chamberlain. Hollywood police said they have identified Sherrard Adams as a person-of-interest in the case.

They believe Adams, who was Chamberlain’s ex-boyfriend, hired Cook because he was afraid she knew too much about his fraudulent credit card activity.

“You allegedly bragged to people you shot her and were the hitman,” Bond court Judge John Hurley said to Cook Friday morning.

Chamberlain, who was mother to an infant son, lived with her parents in Hollywood.

Her father William heard gunfire the night she was shot and found his daughter’s lifeless body.

“Unfortunately she didn’t always do the right thing but she was trying to change her life and it ended,” said Chamberlain.

While relieved there’s been an arrest, Pamela’s father said it won’t heal his broken heart.

“It’s just shocking someone would pay to have it done. I don’t know what she was into to pay that kind of money.”

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