Former “Sweetie Pie’s” reality TV star James “Tim” Norman was sentenced to two life sentences for orchestrating the murder-for-hire plot that took the life of his 21-year-old nephew, Andre Montgomery.
In September 2022, a jury found Tim guilty after witnesses testified that he paid exotic dancer, Terica Ellis, $10,000 to lure his nephew to north St. Louis and he paid Travell Anthony Hill $5,000 to shoot Andre.
Following Andre Montgomery’s death, Tim Norman attempted to cash out up to $450,000 in a fraudulent life insurance policy he took out on Andre.
On Thursday (March 2), U.S. District Judge John A. Ross called the evidence at trial “overwhelming” proof that Norman masterminded the March 2014 St. Louis killing of his nephew.
“It was a cold-blooded, incredibly premeditated, planned execution of your nephew,” Ross said before sentencing.
Tim Norman did not speak on his behalf at his sentencing, but he did post a statement on social media maintaining his innocence.
He wrote, “Thank you for all the prayers. I’m still in disbelief. The feds know 100% I didn’t not do those insurance policies. But, the jury didn’t get to hear that. And not one person got on the stand and said that I told them to hurt my nephew. They destroyed my name and image so you guys wouldn’t search for the truth.”
The caption on the post simply read, “#innocent.”
My thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Robbie and the Montgomery family.
Do think Tim Norman is guilty or do you believe he was railroaded?