Sweetie Pie owner Tim Norman has pleaded not guilty to murder-for-hire plot charges. James Timothy Norman owner and former Reality TV show star of Sweetie Pie’s was arrested on federal charges in August of this year.
In 2014, Norman purchased a $450,000 life insurance policy on his 18-year-old nephew, Andre Montgomery. Norman had listed himself as the sole beneficiary.
Norman is being accused of hiring someone to murder his nephew, Andre Montgomery, so that he could get the $450,000 insurance policy.
The day before the arranged murder, Norman and an accomplice named Terica Ellis flew into St.Louis. On March 14, 2016 burner phones were activated by Norman and Ellis. These phones were used to communicate for that day. Ellis also contacted Andre to get his location. Immediately after getting Andre’s location, Ellis then called Norman.
Andre was shot and killed around 8:00 pm the same day. Ellis’s phone is traced to the same location around the time where Andrew was murdered. Another call was placed to Norman after the murder.
Norman was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities (a cellphone) in the commission of a murder-for-hire, resulting in death. He is currently being held at Madison County Detention Center. He could get life in prison or the death penalty if convicted.