ST. LOUIS, MO – A jury has found a reality TV star guilty in a murder-for-hire plot to kill his nephew, Andre Montgomery.
James “Tim” Norman, 41, was found guilty on all charges, including conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire resulting in death and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
The jury deliberated for 17 hours before reaching the verdict.
According to the criminal complaint against Norman, he had conspired with an exotic dancer residing in Memphis, Tennessee, and others “to use a facility of interstate commerce, namely, a cellular telephone, to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency”.
“I’m glad they put this monster behind bars for life,” said Kalyn Griggs, Montgomery’s sister. “He ruined multiple lives.”
“I’m extraordinarily surprised and disappointed,” said Norman’s defense attorney Mike Leonard on Friday. “I really thought this was a case where the prosecution didn’t meet the burden of proof.”
Leonard said Norman plans to appeal the verdict.