This story just keeps getting worse. New charges have been added to James "Tim" Norman's already disturbing list in the murder for hire of his ONLY nephew Andre Montgomery Jr.
We previously reported that Norman had taken out a $450,000 life insurance policy on his young nephew in 2014 then hired someone to murder him in 2016. Now, Norman AND the life insurance agent who sold him the policy are facing additional charges.
According to KSDK:
"On Thursday, the grand jury also charged Norman and his insurance agent Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam, 42, of St. Louis, with one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.
The indictment alleges that prior to Montgomery’s murder, Norman conspired with Yaghnam to fraudulently obtain a life insurance policy on Montgomery.
According to court documents, Norman and Yaghnam submitted three separate life insurance applications beginning in October 2014. All applications contained numerous false statements regarding Montgomery’s income, net worth, medical history, employment and family background.
In the life insurance policy that was ultimately issued, Norman obtained a $200,000 policy, as well as $200,000 accidental death rider that would pay out in the event that Montgomery died of something other than natural causes, and a $50,000 10 year-term rider that would pay out if Montgomery died within 10 years of the policy’s issuance in 2014."
Norman and his co-conspirator, Terica Ellis, bought "burner" cellphones the day Montgomery was murdered and kept in contact with the disposable phones. Court documents said Ellis also used the cellphone to communicate with Montgomery and learn where he was for the purpose of luring him outside. Immediately after learning of Montgomery's location, Ellis placed a call on her phone to Norman. Montgomery, then 21, was murdered just moments later.
According to a release from the Department of Justice, if convicted of the conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire or murder-for-hire, resulting in death, the penalty is life imprisonment or death and a fine of $250,000; and conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
Thus far, Norman's mother, and co-owner of Sweetie Pie's, Miss Robbie Montgomery, hasn't released a statement but we are sure that she is devastated.
An old interview, following the murder of Andre, has surfaced and we are all in shock over how Tim was able to sit there, stone faced, while his mother grieved the loss of her grandson. Andre was the only living child of Miss Robbie's oldest son, Andre Montgomery Sr., who was murdered in 1995. One of our Facebook followers mentioned that this is the end of Miss Robbie's Montgomery bloodline and this makes the death even harder to take.
Please keep Miss Robbie and the rest of her family in your prayers.