ST. LOUIS – A former actuality present star was sentenced to life in jail Thursday for arranging the homicide of his nephew in St. Louis, Missouri in 2016 for cash.
James Timothy Norman, 43, was discovered responsible by a jury in U.S. District Court docket in September of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud within the deadly capturing of 20-year-old Andre Montgomery Jr. on March 14, 2016.
Norman and Montgomery appeared on the truth present Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s. Norman took out a life insurance coverage coverage price $450,000 on Montgomery, then organized by intermediaries for his nephew’s homicide at 3964 Pure Bridge Avenue in St. Louis.
“Tim Norman sought to make $450,000 by having his nephew, Andre Montgomery, killed. As an alternative, he was caught and can spend the remainder of his life in jail. Though Andre’s household was robbed of their liked one, hopefully this end result will present some measure of peace and justice for them,” stated U.S. Legal professional Sayler A. Fleming.
“Tim Norman portrayed one picture to the general public, however there have been extra sinister intentions lurking beneath,” stated Assistant U.S. Legal professional Angie Danis throughout Thursday’s sentencing listening to. “And the measure of somebody’s character is what they do once they suppose nobody is watching. When he thought nobody was watching, he deliberate the execution of his nephew and carried it out.”
“5 households, particularly that of the sufferer, are struggling and irreparably harmed on account of Norman’s plot to have his personal nephew murdered,” stated Particular Agent in Cost Jay Greenberg of the FBI St. Louis Division. “At the very least all his co-conspirators have accepted accountability. To today, Norman hasn’t accepted accountability regardless of the very fact 12 jurors unanimously convicted him after seeing and listening to seven days of proof in trial.”
U.S. District Decide John A. Ross sentenced the shooter, Travell Anthony Hill, of St. Louis, to 32 years in jail in October. Hill now 31, pleaded responsible to at least one rely of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and one rely of murder-for-hire and admitted fatally capturing Montgomery with a .380-caliber handgun after being informed of his location by a lady who knew each Montgomery and Norman. Hill was later paid $5,000.
The girl, Terica Taneisha Ellis, now 39, from Memphis, Tennessee, was sentenced to a few years in jail in January. Ellis pleaded responsible to the murder-for-hire conspiracy cost and admitted that Norman paid her $10,000 to seek out Montgomery and go on his location. Ellis admitted realizing Norman was going to take some type of motion, however she didn’t know Montgomery could be shot.
A fourth particular person, insurance coverage agent Waiel “Wally” Rebhi Yaghnam, was sentenced to a few years in jail in November. Yaghnam pleaded responsible to a cost of wire and mail fraud conspiracy and admitted fraudulently serving to Norman apply for a number of insurance coverage insurance policies starting in October 2014. Yaghnam then helped Norman file a declare on Montgomery’s life insurance coverage coverage after Montgomery’s demise.
The FBI and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Division investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Angie Danis and Gwendolyn Carroll are prosecuting the case.