Yesterday, James Timothy “Tim” Norman, 41, the son of Robbie Montgomery (Miss Robbie), owner of the infamous soul food restaurant Sweetie Pie’s, was arrested by federal authorities. They have charged him with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, resulting in death.
News Release from the Department of Justice
According to the news release from the US Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri, Norman conspired with a woman named Tercia Ellis, an exotic dancer from Memphis, Tennessee, to kill his 21-year-old nephew, Andrew Montgomery, over a life insurance policy totaling $450,000.
Federal authorities allege the following:
Tim Norman took out a life insurance policy on his new 18-year-old nephew back in 2014, and he was the sole beneficiary. Days before the murder, Tercia Ellis told Andre she would be in St. Louis, and a day before the murder, Norman traveled to St. Louis from Los Angeles. On March 14, 2016, the day of the murder, Ellis talked to Andre Montgomery and “learned his physical location.” Later that night, at about 8:02 pm, Montgomery was shot and killed at 3964 Natural Bridge Avenue in the City of St. Louis, and they have evidence that places Ellis in “the vicinity of the murder at the time of the homicide.” Shortly after the shooting, Norman and Ellis spoke on the phone. Days after the murder, Ellis deposited $9,000 into several bank accounts, and on March 21, 2016, Norman reached out to the life insurance company to collect on the policy.
Both Norman and Ellis are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of the law. If you want to read the entire release, please view it here.
Condolences to the Family
Like most of you, we are shocked, and our condolences go out to the family during this difficult time.
Norman was one of the stars of the reality television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s along with his mother and various family members, including Andre. For fans of the show, it is hard to understand why Tim Norman would allegedly want to kill his nephew. There are so many questions and not enough answers. Was Andre killed for money or was something more sinister going on? We don’t know, but we will be following the story and providing future updates.
Please check out the below YouTube video. It shows Miss Robbie and Tim Norman retracing the areas where their family members, including Andrew Montgomery, were killed in St. Louis.
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Photo credit: Madison County, Mississippi Detention Center
Video credit: OWN | YouTube