Sweeties Pies Andre Montgomery, 21; was tragically shot and killed in St. Louis. Undoubtedly, 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.
Andre Montgomery’s Murder Was Allegedly Set Up By Tim
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, [his deceased brother’s son]; according to U.S. Attorney.
Andre Montgomery is the grandson of Robbie Montgomery [Tim’s mother]; who sang backup for Lifetime Achievement Award winning Tina Turner. Miss Robbie as she’s lovingly called on the show; went on to pursue her love of cooking and opened up soul food restaurants around the St. Louis area. Consequently, her businesses evolved into a reality show on Oprah’s network, OWN; of everyday life for Miss Robbie and running the restaurants. Thus, fans of the show grieved Andre’s death; along with the family; who openly mourned Andre’s death on the show.
Tim Norman Had A Shady Past, Even With His Mother
Ms. Robbie has always had Tim’s back, however he apparently pushed her to her limits. Because, back in 2016; Robbie sued her son; ‘Tim’ Norman for claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie’s restaurants that were 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. Meanwhile in 2014, prosecutors say Norman obtained a $450,000 life insurance policy on his nephew, and Norman was the sole beneficiary.
The Criminals Used Burner Phones To Communicate About Strategizing Andre’s Death
Moreover, 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. Meanwhile, immediately following the murder; Ellis placed another call; just before heading back to Memphis. Once there, she later deposited more than $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts; prosecutors say. But it doesn’t stop there. 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.