Tim Norman found guilty of nephew's murder

The jury in the trial of Robbie Montgomery's son, Robbie Montgomery, reality TV star and owner of Sweetie Pie's restaurant, who was accused with ordering a murder-for-hire plan that killed his teenage nephew in 2016, returned a guilty judgement after more than 17 hours of deliberation.

According to the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, James Timothy Norman, 41, was found guilty on all charges, including conspiracy to conduct murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire resulting in death, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.


According to Norman's criminal complaint, he planned with an exotic dancer in Memphis, Tennessee, and others "to use an interstate commerce facility, specifically, a cellular telephone, to conduct a murder-for-hire in return for United States dollars."

Norman's defence counsel, Mike Leonard, expressed surprise and disappointment with the decision, given that Norman testified extensively during the trial.

Montgomery starred in the documentary "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," which followed her family's management of their successful restaurant. Various family members, including Norman, would appear often. From 2011 until 2018, the sitcom aired on OWN Network for nine seasons.

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