On Tuesday, September 6, more than six years after reality TV star Andre Montgomery was fatally shot, THE Sweetie Pie’s Restaurant murder-for-hire conspiracy went on trial.
In 2020, James Timothy Norman, Andre’s uncle, was detained on suspicion of plotting the murder of his nephew with an exotic dancer.
James was accused of participating in the alleged murder-for-hire plot that resulted in Andre’s death.
Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer, was also detained and charged with the same offense.
On July 22, 2022, Terica entered a guilty plea for her part in Andre’s passing.
She is scheduled to be sentenced on October 26.
James allegedly carried out a hit on his 21-year-old nephew, who was discovered shot and unconscious on Natural Bridge in the Greater Ville section of St. Missouri’s Louis.
Federal authorities claimed in a criminal complaint that the former star plotted with the exotic dancer and an additional unidentified person to obtain a $450,000 life insurance policy following the passing of his nephew.
With regard to the various life insurance policies he purchased in 2014, James was the only beneficiary.
Authorities claim that Terica and James made their way to St. Louis from their respective homes in Memphis and Los Angeles. Terica informed Andre of her impending arrival to Louis.
The two allegedly planned the murder using burner phones and had gone to St. On the day of the incident, Louis.
Terica figured out where Andre was staying and informed him that she would be in town.
She then made a call to James to inform him and left for Tennessee.
That evening, around 8 o’clock, Andre left the recording studio to answer a phone when he was shot and killed outside.
According to police, Terica was in the same location as the murder when her phone’s location data was collected.
Terica is accused of making cash deposits totaling $9,000 into several accounts.
James is charged with getting in touch with the life insurance providers on March 21 in an effort to get the insurance money.
After failing to provide a number of documents, the policy funds were denied to him.
A reality TV show called Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s followed the family of Robbie Montgomery, a former backup singer for Ike & Tina Turner.
The family and their chain of Sweetie Pie’s soul food eateries were the main subjects of the television show.
Because he was Robbie’s grandson, Andre was a regular cast member on the show from October 15, 2011, to June 9, 2018.
Some of Andre’s episodes dealt with his relocation from Texas to St. Louis, his academic difficulties, and visiting his father Andre Montgomery Sr.’s grave.
In season seven of the show, several episodes touched on his passing.