‘Sweetie Pie’s’ TVstar Tim Norman gets 2 life sentences in the conspiracy to nephew’s death #GODER
Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" was a reality show that ran on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Earlier this month, Norman, Terica Taneisha Ellis, Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam and Travell Anthony Hill were indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the 2016 murder of Andre Montgomery. Montgomery was fatally shot in the 3900 block of Natural Bridge Ave in St. Louis on March 14, 2016, around 8 p.m. Andre is the grandson of Robbie. Norman, Ellis and Hill are charged with conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and murder-for hire resulting in the death of Montgomery. Norman and Yaghnam are charged with conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and Yaghnam is charged with five counts of aggravated identity theft all in connection with Montgomery’s murder-for-hire. According to court documents filed on Nov. 25, prosecutors won't seek the death penalty against Norman or Ellis.
ST. LOUIS — Former St. Louis reality TV star James “Tim” Norman was sentenced to two life sentences Thursday for orchestrating a plot to kill his nephew that featured fraudulent life insurance policies, cash payouts and years of coverups.
U.S. District Judge John A. Ross sentenced Norman to life sentences on two murder-for-hire counts Thursday morning, calling the evidence at trial "overwhelming" proof that Norman masterminded the March 2014 St. Louis killing of his 21-year-old nephew Andre Montgomery.
"It was a cold-blooded, incredibly premeditated, planned execution of your nephew," Ross said before sentencing.
A jury found Norman guilty in a September trial that captured national attention. Both Norman and his nephew starred in “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” a long-running OWN reality show about the popular soul-food business founded by Robbie Montgomery — Norman’s mother and Andre’s grandmother — in the St. Louis area.