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"Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" James "Tim" Norman Sentenced Today for Murder Plot Killing His Nephew!


What has been a true crime nightmare for the reality show family of "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" is now getting some closure.


James "Tim" Norman, son of "Sweetie Pie's" owner Robbie Montgomery, has been sentenced for his alleged part in the murder that took the life of his own nephew.


Norman was accused of obtaining a life insurance policy worth $450,000 out on his nephew, Andre' Montgomery Jr., and then hiring people to lure him to a location to be killed.


Norman maintained his innocence, even posting on social media last week declaring that he had nothing to do with Montgomery's murder. That post, stating that he "did not do those insurance policies" has been seen by many but believed by few.


Norman was charged, along with another couple and his insurance agent, in 2020 but found guilty in September of last year. It took the jury more than 17 hours to reach their verdict on all charges including conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire resulting in death and mail fraud. Today, Norman found out his fate.


According to KSDK, Norman's sentencing was the last to be handed down. In October 2022, 31-year-old Travell Anthony Hill was sentenced to 32 years in prison after pleading guilty for his involvement as the shooter.

In his plea agreement, Hill admitted to meeting Montgomery's uncle, James Timothy Norman, on the day of the murder. He also stated that he understood that Norman wanted Montgomery killed.


Back in Nov. 2022, Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam, Norman's insurance agent, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

In January 2023, 39-year-old Terica Ellis was sentenced to three years in prison.


She pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire.

Ellis had been facing a maximum 20-year sentence.


According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the judge said there were several factors in Ellis receiving a three-year sentence, including the fact that she had been forced into prostitution at a young age. Ross also stated Ellis’ testimony against Norman and said Norman would likely have succeeded in the scheme whether Ellis helped or not.


In court documents, the attorneys pointed out several arguments.

In one analysis, it talked about Norman's troubled childhood and his efforts to give back to the community as an adult.


The court documents said, "In sum, the 'history and characteristics' of Mr. Norman strongly favor a sentence that is no more than 20 years."

Also among the court documents were several letters from Norman's supporters including his mom, Robbie Montgomery.


Robbie Montgomery had previously done an interview, alongside Norman, tearfully explaining how the death of her grandson had hurt her emotionally. At that time, no one knew who had murdered Andre Montgomery. Norman appeared stoic during the interview, even stating that "the streets is a draw to the young men".


"I am writing to you to ask for mercy for my son." Robbie Montgomery asked of the judge in this case and, mercy was granted. Norman won't face execution but he will spend the rest of his natural life in federal prison.

This is such a sad case that never should have happened. Andre Montgomery was the only living child of Robbie Montgomery's deceased son Andre Montgomery Sr.


Our thoughts and prayers are with her and the rest of her family.

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