Ms. Robbie Montgomery, from the former OWN hit TV show Welcome To Sweetie Pies, stands by her son, James “Timothy” Norman, amid charges for the death of his nephew, Andre Montgomery.
The soul food restaurateur recently spoke out to KTVI and expressed her maternal feelings.
Montgomery is unmoved by her son’s situation and vows to continue to support him.
“MY SON IS IN TROUBLE RIGHT NOW, BUT I’M HIS MOTHER AND I DON’T KNOW NO MORE ABOUT IT THAN YOU BECAUSE I HEAR ABOUT IT WHEN YOU DO, BUT I’M THERE FOR HIM TO SUPPORT.”
Montgomery said she would support her son through and through. “That’s what mothers do. We do until death does us part — same as a marriage.”
“So if something happens to your kid, you [have to] be there for them because you’re their inspiration.”
The Welcome to Sweetie Pie star confessed she did not know anything more about the case than what was released to the public. She maintained a neutral stance on whether Norman’s involvement with her grandson’s death was good or bad. Montgomery said, “… and not that what he’s involved in is good or bad — I don’t know, but that’s my son, and I can’t abandon him now. So, I’m there for him.”
In the fatal shooting of Montgomery in 2016, Travell Anthony Hill pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conduct murder-for-hire and murder-for-hire, according to WLBT. Hill revealed that Norman, Montgomery’s uncle, paid him $5,000 to shoot Montgomery. Norman was also charged with wire and mail fraud conspiracy.
Norman allegedly hired Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer, to entice Montgomery to commit suicide so that he could claim life insurance policies on his nephew. Norman took out more than $400,000 in life insurance policies days after Montgomery’s death, according to BET.
PEOPLE described the criminal complaint, “There exists probable cause to believe that James Timothy Norman conspired with Terica Ellis and/or others known or unknown to investigators at this time to use a facility of interstate commerce, namely, a cellular telephone, to commit a murder-for-hire in exchange for United States currency.” Norman was the sole beneficiary of a $450,000 life insurance policy on Montgomery.
Norman, along with four others, including Hill and Ellis, was arrested. Norman’s case will be heard in September. Norman could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.