Two men guilty of abducting, killing Minneapolis real estate agent; three others awaiting trial

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Two men on Friday were convicted in the 2019 abduction and killing of a Minnesota real estate agent.

Cedric Berry and Berry Davis, both 42, were found guilty on all four charges against them in the slaying of Monique Baugh in her Minneapolis alleyway after snatching her from a fake home on Dec. 31, 2019, the Star Tribune reports.

The men are scheduled for sentencing on July 12, according to the outlet.

They were charged and convicted of aiding and abetting premeditated first-degree murder, aiding and abetting attempted premeditated first-degree murder, aiding and abetting kidnapping, and aiding and abetting first-degree felony murder while committing kidnapping, according to the outlet.

Berry and Davis were found guilty by a Hennepin County jury around 5 p.m. local time, according to the outlet.

Baugh, 28, was a mother to a 3-year-old and 1-year-old daughter, the Star Tribune reports.

During his testimony Thursday, Berry denied involvement in the fatal plot, which prosecutors said Friday was meant to get to the victim’s boyfriend, Jon Mitchell-Momoh, according to the outlet. Mitchell-Momoh, who was shot following the abduction, was at odds with Lyndon Wiggins, a former business associate and drug dealer, according to the Star Tribune.

“He wasn’t sincere at all,” Baugh’s father, Frank Baugh, told the paper of Berry. “No remorse, no nothing.”

Wiggins and his girlfriend Elsa Segura, who formerly worked as a Hennepin County probation officer are currently awaiting trial and are charged with the same crimes as Berry and Davis, according to the outlet.

Shante Davis, Berry’s wife and Davis’ sister, will go to trial for one count of aiding an offender, the paper reports.

Last month, Wiggins pleaded guilty to possessing and intending to distribute over 33,000 imitation oxycodone pills containing fentanyl and agreed to serving at least 15 years and up to life in prison, the Star Tribune reports.

Last week, Mitchell-Momoh testified that in 2019 left the music label belonging to Wiggins, who accused him of stealing music and who was subsequently arrested, believing the former to have “snitched” on him, according to the outlet.

Whether Wiggins’ guilty plea was for the same case is unknown, the paper notes.