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August 19, 2020

'Welcome to Sweetie Pie's' Star Tim Norman Arrested in Connection to Nephew Andre's Murder – Inside His Case

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Tim Norman, star of "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," has been arrested in connection to his nephew's murder. Here is what we know. 

The star of the reality show "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" has been arrested in connection to Andre Montogemery's murder. 

James Timothy Norman was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities, in this case, a mobile phone, to commission a murder-for-hire that resulted in the death of his nephew. 

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Prosecutors revealed that Norman, who owns the Sweetie Pie's restaurant, took out an insurance policy on his then 18-year-old nephew worth $450,000.

Police say that in 2016, he conspired with Terica Ellis who arranged to meet with the victim in St. Louis on March 14. The release said:

"The woman's phone location information places her in the vicinity of the murder at the time of the homicide."

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Once Montgomery had arrived at the destination, Ellis called Norman, and shortly after that, the reality star's nephew was shot and killed. 

Soon After, Ellis left town and deposited $9,000 into different bank accounts after which Norman contacted the life insurance company to collect on the policy. 

United States Attorney Jeff Jensen spoke about the case and credited the FBI and St. Louis Metropolitan Police.

"Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" Lil Charles, Tim Norman and Miss Robbie Montgomery attend the Soul Train Awards 2011| Photo: Getty Images

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After the authorities placed Ellis near the scene of the crime, she was also charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, resulting in death. 

United States Attorney Jeff Jensen spoke about the case and credited the FBI and St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for their work in apprehending the pair. He said:

"The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section and FBI have established a dedicated and effective partnership in this extensive investigation."

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The victim's grandmother, Robbie Montgomery, who also appears on the reality show, has always believed that her son Norman had been set up.

Norman has now been charged by a federal complaint and is currently being held at the Madison County Detention Center. 

The operation to arrest the pair was part of a federal partnership with local law enforcement that aims to decrease homicide and violent crimes in St. Louis.

"Operation LeGend" was started in honor of four-year-old Legend Tliferro, who was one of the youngest victims of homicides and shootings. 

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