Family of murdered ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ star confront his killer at sentencing: ‘How can you sleep?’

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Travel Anthony Hill, Convicted Killer of ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’ star Andre Montgomery Jr.by members of the victim’s family during the sentencing on Thursday.

Hill, 33, was sentenced to 32 years in prison on two counts of murder-for-hire after pleading guilty to the fatal shooting of Montgomery in March 2016, according to the St. Louis Dispatch.

“How do you sleep?” Montgomery’s sister, Calin Greggs, asked Hill. Was $5,000 worth it?

Sweetie Pie restaurant signs in Memphis, Tennessee on October 3, 2016.
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“We’re not perfect, and we won’t be back,” Montgomery’s brother, Darren Greggs, said in court. “Andrei had a lot of life to live.”

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In June, Hill pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for pay and murder for pay in the Montgomery murder. He admitted that he conspired with Montgomery’s uncle, James “Tim” Norman, to kill his 21-year-old nephew.

Norman had taken out an insurance policy worth up to $450,000 on Montgomery’s life, and was the only beneficiary of it. Hill Montgomery murdered for $5,000, Norman ordered a friend to give him after the murder.

FILE - A customer picks up food from Sweetie Pie's owner, Robbie Montgomery, second right, and Montgomery's son, James "Tim" Norman, right, at the store in St. Louis, on April 19, 2011. A jury in St. Louis on Friday, September 16, 2022, indicted Norman, a former reality TV show star "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's," From arranging the death of his nephew shot.

FILE – A customer picks up food from Sweetie Pie owner Robbie Montgomery, second right, and Montgomery’s son, James “Tim” Norman, right, at the store in St. Louis, April 19, 2011. A jury in St. Louis on Friday 16 September 2022, Norman, the former star of the reality TV show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, is convicted of orchestrating his nephew’s shooting death.
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Norman and Montgomery star in Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s, a reality show about their family’s chain of soul food restaurants in St. Louis, Missouri. The show ran on OWN for nine seasons from 2011 to 2018. Norman’s mother and Montgomery’s grandmother, Robbie Montgomery, who founded Sweetie Pie’s, announced that they closed the series finale. St. Louis website After her son was convicted.

Hill apologized to the Montgomery family when he appeared in court on Thursday. Asking for leniency, he told U.S. District Judge John Ross that two of his brothers were killed in a shooting in the same year that Montgomery was shot.

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He told the court that he had never killed for money, but to “protect” himself, and said he had a one-year-old son whom he had not been able to meet in person because he was imprisoned.

Attended by Tim Norman "Welcome to sweet pancakes" Celebrate the new season with an exclusive preview event at Taboo 2 Bistro and Bar on November 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tim Norman attended the new season “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” celebration with an exclusive preview event at Taboo 2 Bistro and Bar on November 20, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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“She’s been dead inside since the day of the murder,” Hill said. “I apologize to everyone in court.”

The recommendation to sentence the charges was life imprisonment. However, prosecutors Angie Danes and Gwendolyn Carroll and Hill’s defense attorney Peter Cohen have all requested a 30-year prison sentence for Hill’s cooperation with authorities, according to the St. Louis Dispatch.

Hill and another conspirator, Terica Ellis, testified against Norman during his trial. In September Norman was convicted Charged with murder for pay and wire and mail fraud. He faces life in prison and is due to be sentenced in March.

In July, Ellis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder for pay. The former dancer admitted that she lured Montgomery into the street on the night of the murder and told Hill of his location.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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