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James Timothy Norman, star of the reality TV series "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," was arrested and charged in a murder-for-hire killing of his own nephew.

Norman, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in a murder-for-hire plot resulting in the death of 21-year-old Andre Montgomery on March 14, 2016.

Terica Ellis, an exotic dancer from Memphis, was arrested as Norman's accomplice and charged with the same crime, according to KHOU-11.

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The criminal complaint alleges Norman took out a $450,000 life insurance policy on his nephew, Montgomery, on which Norman was the sole beneficiary.

The complaint states he made multiple false statements in acquiring the insurance policy on Montgomery's life.

Less than two years later, Montgomery was shot and killed. According to the complaint, Ellis and Norman traveled to St. Louis the day before the deadly shooting.

Investigators analyzed phone records that show the two stayed in contact throughout the day using temporary cellphones purchased and activated at the same store.

Ellis reportedly used her cellphone to determine Montgomery's location, then she immediately placed a call to Norman, the complaint stated.

Ellis's phone location placed her near Montgomery at the time of his death. Immediately following the murder, Ellis placed another call, then traveled back to her home in Memphis, while Norman flew back to Los Angeles.

Ellis later deposited more than $9,000 in cash into various bank accounts, prosecutors say. A week after the killing, Norman contacted the life insurance company in an attempt to collect on the insurance policy. But the insurance company rejected the claim because it was filed improperly without supporting documents.

The criminal case is part of President Trump's Operation LeGend, named after a 4-year-old Kansas City boy who was shot and killed while he slept on the floor of an apartment in June. A suspect was arrested in that case last week.

Welcome to Sweetie Pie's was a popular reality TV series on OWN Network that centered around a family-run soul food restaurant in St. Louis.

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Norman is the son of Sweetie Pie's owner Robbie Montgomery. The victim was Miss Robbie's grandson.

Both Norman and Andre Montgomery starred in Welcome to Sweetie Pie's. Miss Robbie sued Norman in 2016, claiming his operation of three Sweetie Pie's restaurants was copyright infringement.
 

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A Florida high school cheerleader was arrested after she allegedly hired two hitmen to kill her parents, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Alyssa Michelle Hatcher, 17, was arrested on September 9 and booked into the Lake County Jail where she was "processed and turned over to the Department of Juvenile Justice."

Hatcher's mother and stepfather, Tammy Hatcher-Scheller and Michael Scheller, were unharmed. Michael Scheller is a police lieutenant with the Clermont Police Department.

A resource officer at Hatcher's high school learned of the plot to kill Hatcher's parents from another student.

The teenager told the officer that Hatcher paid a friend "a lot of money" to kill her parents.

Police spoke to Hatcher's boyfriend who confirmed the murder-for-hire plot. Hatcher reportedly paid two men over $1,400 that she stole using her parents' debit card.

She used $100 of the stolen money to buy cocaine, according to an arrest affidavit filed by Lake County Sheriff's Office Detective David Causey.

Causey said Hatcher used her parents' debit card to make two separate withdrawals from a bank ATM.

The day her parents were to be murdered, Hatcher was spotted at a drug trap house where she paid the two men to carry out the murder.

According to Causey, Hatcher admitted to paying one person $503 and a second person $926.40 after asking both men to kill her parents.

"The parents are good people, outstanding citizens. This was just somebody, who for whatever reason, just didn’t want her parents around," Lake County Sheriff's Sergeant Fred Jones told WFTV.

It's not clear if more arrests are expected.

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