Longtime Prison Allegedly Kidnapped And Killed Realtor

A person with a historical past of violent crimes allegedly kidnapped and killed a younger actual property agent and mom of two little ladies in Minneapolis on New Yr’s Eve.

Cedric L. Berry was charged with second-degree homicide with intent, second-degree tried homicide with intent, and kidnapping in reference to the loss of life of Monique Baugh, a 28-year-old actual property agent, and wounding her boyfriend, the Star Tribune stories.  

In response to costs filed Monday (Jan. 6), the 41-year-old man reportedly lured Baugh to a Maple Grove dwelling she was exhibiting so he might abduct and kill her with a gunshot to the top, the Star Tribune stories.

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Police suspect, Baugh was kidnapped and pushed in a rental truck to Minneapolis, the place she was discovered shot in an alley within the 1300 block of N. Russell Avenue. 

“I can not start to explain how vicious the habits was on this case,” County Lawyer Mike Freeman stated in a press release, the Star Tribune stories. “We now have charged Mr. Berry with setting a lure for Ms. Baugh, assassinating her at shut vary and taking pictures at her boyfriend whereas in [a] home with two babies. We’re in search of excessive bail and can do all in our energy to show him responsible.”

Throughout a court docket look on Tuesday (Jan. 7), Berry declared his innocence by way of his protection lawyer, Tanya Bishop, and unsuccessfully sought a large discount in bail, the Star Tribune stories. 

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Bishop requested Hennepin County District Choose Peter Cahill to scale back Berry’s $2 million bail to a “cheap” $500,000 bond, the Star Tribune stories.

Bishop additionally informed Cahill that Berry has lived within the Twin Cities for greater than 30 years and has 25-year-old twin sons, a 17-year-old son, and has held the identical job for 3 years, which he might possible return to if he bonded out of jail, the Star Tribune stories. 

Cahill supported a prosecutor’s argument that Berry didn’t deserve leniency, saved his bail at $2 million and informed him, “I do discover that you’re an excessive menace to public security,” the Star Tribune stories. 

Berry is accused of kidnapping the 28-year-old mom of two from a Maple Grove dwelling she was exhibiting. He allegedly transported her in a U-Haul rental truck to a north Minneapolis alley the place he reportedly shot her a number of occasions at shut vary, the Star Tribune stories. 

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In response to costs, moments earlier, a masked Berry entered Baugh’s north Minneapolis home within the 4800 block of Humboldt Ave. N. and shot her boyfriend a number of occasions whereas the couple’s younger daughters have been dwelling. 

Baugh’s boyfriend, a rapper by the title “Momoh,” survived the taking pictures, the Star Tribune stories. 

“I’m useless already!” the boyfriend stated, in response to costs, the Star Tribune stories. “My infants are right here!”

Berry has a prolonged legal document, which features a 2001 conviction for second-degree homicide, in addition to two convictions for fifth-degree drug possession and a pending case for a similar offense, the Star Tribune stories. 

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Assistant Hennepin County Lawyer Judith Cole stated that medicine seemed to be Berry’s “enterprise,” the Star Tribune stories. 

Charging paperwork didn’t specify a motive, however famous that “Momoh” had just lately signed a music contract and “had been flaunting his money on social media,” the Star Tribune stories.

Two search warrant affidavits filed in Baugh’s killing stated Berry was a drug vendor and rival to Baugh’s boyfriend, the Star Tribune stories. 

The Kris Lindahl Actual Property company, which Baugh labored for, began an internet fundraising effort on behalf of Baugh’s survivors and pledged to match the primary $10,000 in donations. 

“The world misplaced somebody superb when Monique Baugh handed away on December 31,” the corporate wrote on the gofundme web page. “Monique was a phenomenal one who was sort and compassionate. She made an influence on everybody she met. She was very pushed and a pleasure to be round. Monique leaves behind two younger ladies, ages 1 and three. She was a loving mom who all the time put her daughters first.” 

Frank Baugh, the sufferer’s father, has additionally organized a fundraiser, the Star Tribune stories. 

“I’ve arrange this fund to assist assist my 2 valuable granddaughters age 1 and three with on a regular basis bills who’s mom was tragically taken from them,” Frank Baugh wrote on his daughter’s fundraising web page. “I would be the one caring for my granddaughters.”

Mr. Baugh described Monique as “a younger sort loving lovely mom, daughter and had a blossoming actual property profession and her daughter’s have been her world!”

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