Thursday, August 20, 2020

Tim Norman Conspired with Stripper to Murder Nephew

This week 'Welcome to Sweetie Pies' owner Tim Norman was arrested on murder charges in the death of his nephew Andrew Montgomery in a life insurance murder scheme [click here if you missed that].

Apparently Tim had the help of a local stripper...

From The Daily Mail
According to a criminal complaint, Norman allegedly conspired with exotic dancer Terica Ellis to kill his nephew, Andrew Montgomery, who was shot dead in St. Louis on March 14, 2016. Ellis has been charged with one count of conspiracy in the death of Montgomery, prosecutors said.
Federal authorities claim that two years prior to the Montgomery's death, Norman took out a $450,000 life insurance policy on his nephew, naming himself as the sole beneficiary. Norman also allegedly attempted to take out a $250,000 policy with a different company in 2015 but the application was denied. ‘The applications of all these policies contained numerous false statements regarding Montgomery's income, occupation, and family history,’ according to the complaint. 
On March 10, 2016, Ellis, of Memphis, Tennessee, allegedly contacted Montgomery, informing him via email that she was ‘on her way into [St. Louis]’, communications obtained by the FBI show. Then, on March 13, the day before Montgomery's death, Norman also flew into St. Louis from his then-residence in Los Angeles.
Two pre-paid cellphones, which were later traced back to both Norman and Ellis, were activated on March 14, and used throughout the day for communication between the pair. According to the affidavit, Montgomery texted Ellis the address where he was ultimately killed that evening. Ellis then called Norman after learning of Montgomery's location. Montgomery was killed within the following hour. He had been recording a song inside a home on Natural Bridge Avenue when he received a text to come outside at 8:02pm and was shot. Location data from Ellis’ phone places her in the vicinity of where Montgomery was shot at the time of his death.
Ellis then allegedly contacted Norman again after Montgomery’s death, before returning back to Memphis with another co-conspirator, who hasn't been named. Both of Ellis’ and Norman’s purported ‘burner phones’ ceased all activity on March 15, 2016.
Four days after his nephew’s murder, Norman attempted to collect on Montgomery’s life insurance policy, but was subsequently denied the funds because he failed to produce several requested documents, prosecutors say.
Meanwhile, Ellis reportedly made several cash deposits into a number of different bank accounts in Memphis between March 15 and 17, totaling over $9,000. Prior to the homicide, her accounts had a negative balance, documents claim.