Two men were sentenced to life imprisonment without parole for their involvement in the kidnapping and murder of a real estate agent.
Last June, a Minneapolis jury found Cedric Berry, 42, and Berry Davis, 42, guilty of the murder of 28-year-old Monique Baugh, according to Minneapolis. Fox 9…
“I didn’t think I would be convicted of this,” Davis said in court last Monday, according to Fox 9. “If you watch the same show as me, that doesn’t prove I’m wrong.”
On New Year’s Eve 2019, the men lured Baugh into showing a fake house and then kidnapped her. Her body was found in an alley in Minneapolis.
The medical examiner established that Monique was shot at point-blank range, twice in the torso and once in the face. ABC 5… Her wrists were also tied with duct tape.
“On December 30, 2019, I said one last good night and I love you to my daughter Monique Baugh,” Baugh’s mother, Wanda Williams Baugh, said during the victim’s statement, according to the Minnesota statement. CBS 4…
Prosecutors allege that Berry stole Baugh’s keys and used them to enter a house she shared with her boyfriend, a 29-year-old rapper named John Mitchell-Momoh, according to Associated Press… He then fired at Mitchell-Momoh in front of the children he shared with Baugh. Mitchell-Momoh survived the shooting.
“They have to take my word for it, because she’s not here to speak to them herself, and I know she will tell them every single day,” Williams Baugh continued in the courtroom. “Both of her girls, they also wish her good night, kiss and hug her picture.”
Investigators say Momoh was shot to death less than an hour before Monique’s murder. Mitchell-Momoh told authorities that the motive for the murder could have been the money he sported on social media, or perhaps rumors that he was a police informant.
“I just wanted to apologize, I thought I would never say,” Cedric Berry said at the sentencing, according to Fox 9. “But here I am, convicted, sitting in the same place as Derek Chauvin, and I’m going to get life without parole for a few fingerprints that say they’re mine and a few cell phones, and I’m considered a monster in the system. “
When authorities searched Berry’s car after his arrest, they found two walkie-talkies, a black ski mask, duct tape and heroin, the Associated Press reported.
As previously reported, two other suspects, Elsa Wiggins and Lyndon Wiggins, were charged with aiding and abetting the crimes of first degree murder, attempted murder of the second degree, kidnapping, and first degree murder of a felony in the commission of a kidnapping.
Elsa Seguru has been accused of creating a fake display at home.
A fifth suspect, Shante Davis, was charged with aiding ex post facto.
Baugh’s mother is grateful for the sentencing of Berry and Davis.
“They will spend the rest of their lives in prison,” said Williams Baugh. “And they will no longer have the opportunity to do it with anyone else’s mother or loved ones.”