Bottoms Up Liquor Store permanently closed its doors on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 after store owner Ellis Millet found the place in dishevel and his Assistant Manager Norman “Norm” Peter Case stabbed to death.
Bottoms Up opened in late May of 2013, after the owner, Ellis Millet, was approved to receive Government Assistance for his business shortly following hsi release on parole after serving a partial sentence for first degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. The state was determined that this was part of the redemption of this repeat offender.
It was difficult, as it is for many businesses that are in Hathian. Dealing with vandalism and theft takes a toll on the business. Thus, Bottoms Up moved several times and periodically closed due to damages. This also was not the first murder that occurred at Bottoms Up, though. Jorge NPC Sanchez was a victim of murder in late 2014.
Despite the challenges; Bottoms Up thrived. This time was different, though.
Millet gave The Observer the following statement:
“I came into Bottoms Up to check on my business and I saw the place completely trashed and my best friend was dead in a pool of his own blood. I called 911 right off and then watched the security tape. Ellie Vond did it. She done it cuz she hates me for leavin’ her. Norm never hurt anyone in his entire life. He didn’t deserve to die because of Ellie’s f***ed up issues with me. Norm was my best friend. After his death, I didn’t bother to consider whether I could open again. I didn’t want to. I couldn’t. Not this time.”
A tragic end to yet another business in Hathian.
The Hathian Police Department stated, “The case is currently being investigated. If you have any information, please contact us immediately.”
Norman Peter Case’s funeral will be held on Monday November 28th, in his hometown, Picayune, Mississippi.