James Timothy Norman Bio – James Timothy Norman Wiki
James Timothy Norman was found guilty on all charges, including conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire resulting in death, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri.
James Timothy Norman is 41 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
On Friday, Norman, 41, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in the March 2016 shooting death of his nephew Andre Montgomery Jr., according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri.
According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the jury’s verdict came after 17 hours over three days.
According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri, Norman arranged the murder of his nephew through intermediaries to cash out on a $450,000 fraudulent life insurance policy that he took out on Montgomery in 2015.
The life insurance policy included “numerous false statements regarding Montgomery’s income, net worth, medical history, employment, and family background,” the release stated.
Norman’s co-defendants, including Travell Anthony Hill, Terica Ellis, and Waiel “Wally” Rebhi Yaghnam, pleaded guilty before trial, the release stated.
“On the day of Montgomery’s death, Hill and Norman met in St. Louis, and Norman told Hill that a woman would be calling with Montgomery’s location,” the release stated. “After receiving a call from the woman, Terica Ellis, Hill fatally shot Montgomery with a .380-caliber handgun at 8:02 p.m. and then disposed of the gun and his phone. He was later paid $5,000.”
Norman was arrested on federal charges and was booked into the Madison County Detention Center on Tuesday in August 2020, WLBT reported.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by the outlet, Norman allegedly conspired with Ellis, an exotic dancer, to kill his nephew so that he could get the life insurance payout.
“There is probable cause to believe that James Timothy Norman conspired with Terica Ellis and others known or unknown to investigators to use a facility of interstate commerce, namely, a cellular telephone, to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency,” the complaint stated.
The complaint said that Norman took out multiple life insurance policies on Montgomery in 2014, listing himself as the sole beneficiary. Those policies include a life insurance policy for $250,000 through Americo Insurance Company and two different policies through Foresters Insurance for $200,000 and $250,000.
In 2015, he attempted to obtain a replacement policy through Foresters Insurance but was denied, according to the complaint.
Norman appeared with Montgomery on OWN Network’s Welcome to Sweetie Pie — which documented their family’s soul-food business — for nine seasons from 2011 to 2018.