Federal prosecutors say “Sweetie Pie’s” star James Timothy “Tim” Norman will not face the death penalty. He is accused of masterminding the murder-for-hire plot that claimed the life of his nephew, Andre Montgomery, in 2015 – in order to collect $450,000 in life insurance. A filing in the U.S. District Court in St. Louis on Nov. 25 indicated capital punishment is off the table for Norman and Terica Ellis.
The automatic death penalty review is still pending for Travell Anthony Hill. The fourth person arrested, insurance agent Waiel Rebhi Yaghnam, does not face the murder-for-hire charge that triggers the death penalty review. All have pled not guilty in the case.