‘Sweetie Pie’s’ reality TV star arrested in Jackson, charged with conspiracy in alleged murder for hire plot in the death of his nephew
Published 11:47 am Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Federal authorities arrested James Timothy Norman, owner of Sweetie Pie’s restaurant on Tuesday for allegedly commissioning a murder-for-hire plot that killed his teenage nephew.
Norman, 41, the star of the reality series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s,” was arrested by FBI agents Tuesday in Jackson on charges of conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire resulting in death, according to a statement released by the FBI’s Jackson office. Norman is currently being held in the Madison County Detention Center.
An affidavit filed Aug. 11 states Norman is accused of conspiring with an exotic dancer from Memphis. The female suspect also faces one count of conspiracy, the release said.
Norman allegedly conspired with the female suspect 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.