Greenville, MS- District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced this week that Willie Pam pled guilty Monday, May 10th, in Washington County Circuit Court to the charges of Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon.
With the case set for trial before Judge Carol White-Richard, Pam entered a plea of guilty to the charges brought against him. Pam was sentenced to the District Attorney’s Office recommendation of 40 years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with 30 of those years to be served day-for-day behind bars and the remainder of the time on post-release supervision.
The charges against Pam stem from the 2018 murder of Felon Bartley “Bart” Boykin, III of Hollandale, Mississippi. Mr. Boykin suffered two gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead upon arrival at Delta Regional Medical Center. Hollandale Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Department worked together to gather evidence and testimony placing Pam as the gunman.
The case against Pam was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney M. Austin Frye, who expressed his appreciation for the Hollandale Police and Washington County Sheriff’s Departments’ diligent and thorough investigation of the case. Frye stated: “Within hours of Mr. Boykin’s murder, Chief Charles Dones, Chief Percy Miles, and Investigator Jarrell Evans apprehended Willie Pam as a suspect. Through their hard work, the evidence connecting Pam to the murder, including the weapon used, shell casings and video of Pam fleeing the scene was secured and collected extremely quickly following Mr. Boykin’s murder.”
Frye also expressed his gratitude to the Boykin family, stating that “the patience and perseverance of Mr. Boykin’s family aided in a successful prosecution of Pam and justice for the Boykin family, and I can only hope that the conviction and sentencing of Willie Pam can bring some peace and closure to the wife, children and grand-children Mr. Boykin left behind.”