There’s a time when families must realize that the deadly demise of our actions sometimes come from great pain. This news comes as a total shock that the OWN network reality TV show”Welcome To Sweetie Pies” star Tim Norman has been charged with conspiring the murder of his deceased brothers son for the cash out of a $450,000 insurance policy.
The son of Robbie Montgomery(former backup singer for Ike and Tina Turner), James Timothy Norman, 41 was arrested in his home Tuesday after being charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities to delegate a murder-for-hire, resulting in the murder of Andre Montgomery, according to U.S. Attorney.
Andre Montgomery is the grandson of Robbie Montgomery. Fans of the show grieved Andre’s death, along with the family who mourned Andre’s death on the show. Back in 2016, Robbie sued her son, ‘Tim’ Norman claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie’s restaurants was not authorized, according to court records.
Andre Montgomery was fatally shot March 14, 2016 at approximately 8:02 p.m. at 3964 Natural Bridge, near Fairground Park. According to prosecutors, Norman conspired with a woman named Terica Ellis, (exotic dancer) to murder his eighteen year old nephew by communicating his nephew’s location with burner phones. In 2014, prosecutors say Norman obtained a $450,000 life insurance policy on his nephew, and Norman was the sole beneficiary.
In the days leading up to Montgomery’s death, Norman flew to St. Louis from his home in Los Angeles, and Ellis travelled to St. Louis from her home in Memphis, according to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court.
On the day Andre was murdered, Ellis used a temporary phone to track Montgomery’s location, then she immediately placed a call to Norman, according to reports.
Ellis’ phone location placed her near Montgomery at the time of his death, according to the complaint. Immediately following the murder, Ellis placed another call, then began travelling back to Memphis. Ellis later deposited more than $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts, prosecutors say. A week after the killing, Norman contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect on his nephew’s policy.
Ellis was charged in July with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities (cell phone) in the commission of a murder-for-hire, (which is a violation of Title 18, US Code, section 1958) resulting in death. This criminal case has become part of Operation LeGend, which has brought 50 federal agents to St. Louis to stop crime.