One of the stars of OWN’s hit reality series Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s He was found guilty today of three charges related to the death of his nephew in 2016.
A jury Convicted James “Tim” Norman, 43, two federal murder-for-hire charges and one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The panel concluded that Norman hired two people to kill Andre Montgomery, 21, on March 14, 2016. They concluded that Norman later tried to cash in on a $450,000 life insurance policy taken out months earlier from his nephew.
Prosecutors allege that Norman paid an exotic dancer $10,000 to lure Montgomery to the scene of the murder. They further alleged that Norman paid another man $5,000 to kill Montgomery. Both the dancer and the alleged shooter testified against the reality TV star.
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty. According to AP, but Norman could get life in prison. The verdict is scheduled for December 15.
The pair were prominently featured on the reality show that ran for nine seasons on OWN. He followed Ruby Montgomery—Norman’s mother and Montgomery’s grandmother—and the people who helped her run Sweetie Pie’s soul-food restaurants in the area.