Federal authorities say that in 2014, Norman obtained a life insurance policy for $ 450,000 on his teenage nephew, becoming the sole beneficiary. According to the complaint, Norman allegedly conspired with an exotic dancer named Terica Ellis – along with others – to prepare for Montgomery’s murder.
In the days leading up to her death, Ellis, residing in Memphis, Tennessee, contacted Montgomery that she planned to meet him in St. Louis. On March 13, 2016, the day before Montgomery’s murder, Norman also allegedly flew to St. Louis himself from his home in Los Angeles.
The next day, Ellis and Norman allegedly used temporary phones to communicate with each other, as well as to track Montgomery’s whereabouts. Immediately after learning of his location, Ellis made a phone call to Norman.
At 8 p.m., Montgomery – who appeared in “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” before his death – was shot dead.
In the days following the murder, Ellis deposited more than $ 9,000 in cash into various bank accounts. A week later, Norman allegedly contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect the policy he had obtained on his nephew.
The Homicide Section of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police and the FBI are investigating these current charges.