(Update) The shooter pleads guilty to the murder incident to hire the person that led to the death of star Andre Montgomery Jr.
A defendant in a murder case linked to the death of the “Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s” star Andre Montgomery Jr. pleaded guilty to his role in the 2016 shooting.
Based on KSDKTravell Hill, 30, who was convicted on one count of conspiracy to murder for hire and another count of murder for hire, admitted to shooting Andre in March 2016 in exchange for thousands of dollars. Like before report, Tim NormanAndre’s uncle, also the son of Robbie Montgomery, has been accused of being an accomplice in his nephew’s death.
In his plea deal, Hill said he met Tim near the Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex south of downtown St. Louis to have a “discussion” and, after their meeting, “Hill understands that Norman wants Hill to kill Montgomery.” Back in 2020, Tim pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging that he was involved in the incident.
Tim and Terica Ellis are charged with conspiracy to commit murder for hire and murder for hire. They are accused of buying prepaid cell phones to communicate about the murder.
Hill said he obtained a .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol to carry out the murder because it was “small and could easily be hidden inside his sweater”. He took the handgun from someone who lived near his apartment, who was not named in the plea.
Both charges to which Hill pleaded guilty carry a mandatory life sentence. He is expected to be sentenced on September 20.
The three remaining defendants in the case pleaded not guilty, scheduled for a grand jury trial on September 6. Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for Tim or Terica Ellis.
Check out the detailed description of the authorities on how the murder case reported for hire took place here.
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