TSR Exclusive Details: More details have emerged in the alleged murder for hire plot of Sweetie Pie’s owner Tim Norman’s nephew.
Federal court docs revealed Norman allegedly waited no more than a week to try and collect on the $450,000 policy he took out on his nephew two years prior. While it wasn’t immediately clear how the feds were tipped off to the crime, it was revealed that Norman tried to collect a few more times but the company has yet to pay Norman out because he has failed to provide several requested documents.
His nephew, Andre Montgomery, was only 21 years old at the time of his murder, which occurred in St. Louis on March 14, 2016. Norman, who came from Los Angeles, is accused of conspiring with an “exotic dancer” who traveled from Memphis to set his nephew up.
Montgomery was featured on his family’s show “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” on OWN. Norman is currently being held without bail at the Madison County Detention Center, according to online inmate records.
The woman in question was identified as Terica Ellis.
Norman is accused of communicating with Ellis through burner phones they allegedly purchased the day of his nephew’s murder. According to the court docs, Ellis also used her temporary phone to communicate with Montgomery and learn his location.
Immediately after learning Montgomery’s location, Ellis allegedly placed a call to Norman. Around 8:00 p.m. that same day, Montgomery was shot and killed.
Ellis’s phone location information places her in the area of the murder at time of the shooting, according to the docs. Immediately following Montgomery’s murder, Ellis is accused of placing a call to Norman, and then traveling back to Memphis.
In the days after Montgomery’s murder, authorities say Ellis deposited more than $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts.
Terica Ellis was also charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, resulting in death.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the charges against Norman and Ellis.
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