Friday, September 16, 2022

Norman Convicted of Murdering Nephew

 A jury convicted Sweetie Pie's Tim Norman for hiring someone to kill his nephew today.  The nephew was murdered after Norman took out a fat insurance policy on him.  The docket states: 

JURY VERDICT: Count 1: We, the jury in the above-entitled cause, unanimously find the defendant JAMES TIMOTHY NORMAN guilty of conspiracy to commit murder-for- hire charged in Count One of the Superseding Indictment. Count 2: We, the jury in the above-entitled cause, unanimously find the defendant JAMES TIMOTHY NORMAN guilty of murder-for-hire as charged in Count Two of the Superseding Indictment. Count 3: We, the jury in the above-entitled cause, unanimously find the defendant JAMES TIMOTHY NORMAN guilty of conspiracy to commit mail or wire fraud as charged in Count Three of the Superseding Indictment. (JAB)

Norman's mother owns the Sweetie Pie's restaurant chain.  The Justice Department spelled out what happened in a 2020 press release: 


According to the indictment and other court documents, Norman conspired with Terica Ellis and others to use a facility of interstate commerce, namely, a cellular telephone, to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1958. In 2014, Norman obtained a $450,000 life insurance policy on his 20-year-old nephew, Andre Montgomery, on which Norman was the sole beneficiary. In the days leading up to Montgomery’s murder, Ellis, an exotic dancer residing in Memphis, Tennessee, communicated with Montgomery and informed him that she was planning to be in St. Louis. On March 13, 2016, the day before Montgomery’s murder, Norman flew to St. Louis, Missouri from his home in Los Angeles, California. On March 14, 2016, Ellis and Norman communicated using temporary phones activated that day. Ellis also used the temporary phone to communicate with Montgomery and learn his physical location for the purpose of luring Montgomery outside. Immediately after learning Montgomery’s location, Ellis placed a call to Norman. On March 14, 2016, at approximately 8:02 p.m., Montgomery was killed by gunfire at 3964 Natural Bridge Avenue in the City of St. Louis. Ellis’s phone location information places her in the vicinity of the murder at time of the homicide. Immediately following Montgomery’s murder, Ellis placed a call to Norman, and then began traveling to Memphis, Tennessee. In the days after the murder, Ellis deposited over $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts. On March 18, 2016, Norman contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect on the life insurance policy he had obtained on his nephew.

The indictment alleges that prior to Montgomery’s murder, Norman conspired with Waiel Yaghnam, his insurance agent, to fraudulently obtain a life insurance policy on Montgomery. Beginning in October of 2014, Norman and Yaghnam submitted three separate life insurance applications, all containing numerous false statements regarding Montgomery’s income, net worth, medical history, employment and family background. In the life insurance policy that 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....

 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. In determining the actual sentence, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges. 

 Trouble followed Norman wherever he went.  His mother once sued him for trademark infringement after he opened several restaurants under her name without her permission.  Controversy erupted almost immediately when he came to Jackson in 2019.  He opened the restaurant in the Plaza building but was forced to close it after one day because he did not have the necessary permits.  Norman brought in a large commercial smoker for the restaurant but parked it on the street. The Plaza obviously has no space for a smoker.  The restaurant placed the smoker in Smith Park for a couple of weeks but moved it to the sidewalk on opening day. 

Norman ran a power extension cord out the front door to the smoker.  The landlord told him remove the cord.  Undeterred,  he ran the cord out the side door, down Amite street, up Congress Street to the infamous smoker. The city literally pulled the plug. No smoker, no food.

Sweetie Pies soon shut down the President Street site but not before Norman stole items belonging to the landlord. The restaurant reopened on East South Street.  

Norman will be sentenced on December 15. 


Anonymous said...

He is in no way representative of African-American entrepreneurs.

You need to ensure that you include that fact because your little racist troll farm will be making plenty of thinly-veiled racist dog whistles in this thread.

Anonymous said...


But you being the first to interject race in the convo is not trolling ? Hypocrite much ?

Anonymous said...

Did Norman have permission to operate the smoker in Smith Park? Did he run the extension cord across a street... as in, with people driving cars and big trucks over the cord? Did he have one of those special cord-guard thingies you see, sometimes, when wires are temporarily run across streets?

Did he run a cord across the street, and into Smith Park? Or, was he stealing Smith Park's electricity?

Anonymous said...

3:47 PM
Reporting on a black-on-black murderer is not racist, Melvin.

Anonymous said...

So everyone involved in this scenario is of the same race, but uninvolved, unknown readers are the "anticipatory racists?"

It's beyond my understanding the degree to which democrats will contort their minds to "discover" or define racism. It's almost always so contrived - and the presence of it so rare - that the term, genuinely, has no meaning at that point.

But their base absolutely. loves. it!

Anonymous said...

3:47 seems to have a serious psychiatric disorder. He seems to spend all day, every day, watching this site so he can be the first to post a comment. Unfortunately, he never says anything relevant about the posting. He just makes personal accusations about KF. It's a sick, delusional obsession.

Anonymous said...

You can't exactly call Sweetie Pies a chain.

Anonymous said...

I do not understand the comment at 3:47. The same with all trolls, if they hate the site so much, then why even look at it. That is just ignorant.

Anonymous said...

OK boomers.
You don't have to watch this site all day. It has a news feed that you can subscribe to. Then you get notified of his latest posts.

Geez, the internet has been around longer than I have been alive. You would think you geezers would've learned how to use it by now.

And learn some basic HTML for god's sake! I cant take you seriously if you can't even create a proper hyperlink!

Anonymous said...

3:47, I don’t know Mr Norman and did not know he was African American. Nor do I care what race he is. I thought this was an article about a murder for hire. YOU made this about race which makes YOU the racist, but sadly you are too naïve and blinded to realize that. You’re as bad as the people you complained about. God help this country.

Anonymous said...

@6:58 PM - Who is HTML?

Anonymous said...

There’s nothing racist here. I watched the tv show about Sweetie Pies. I have a lot of respect for Norman’s mother. She seemed like a very genuine and very hard working person who’s been very successful in life by virtue of her talents, intelligence, and strong work ethic.

Norman, OTOH, seems like the stereotypical spoiled offspring of a successful entrepreneur. Lazy and looking for a way to continue living the good life without actually working. It’s hard for someone like me to imagine how much depravity it takes to murder one’s own family member for money, but prisons are full of such people. Of all colors. My heart goes out to the victim’s family, including Norman’s mother. Justice was served but there are no winners here.

Anonymous said...

Please don’t feed the troll whose only pleasure in life is living in mommy’s basement and playing video games and looking to incite people by race baiting.

Anonymous said...

I don't know the race of any of these people and never heard of Sweetie Pie. Am I a racist for reading this and agreeing that he should serve hard time? Hurry and answer because this is really upsetting me.

Anonymous said...

6:58 - While I'm taking my Boomer lessons, you would benefit from tutoring in sentence construction, subject-verb usage, periods, commas, etc. You probably can't write in cursive either.

Anonymous said...

Is Sweetie Pie’s in Jackson still open?

Anonymous said...

@6pm, generalizing about Democrats or any other subject is suggestive of a weak, uneducated mind.

Anonymous said...

“ I cant take you seriously”, the feeling is mutual.

Anonymous said...


Is this a copy and paste from twitter or did your feeble little mind dream this up on it's own.

Anonymous said...

I never heard of any of those folks, and I had no idea that any of them were black . . . until I saw the first poster claim "racism".

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