Cedric Berry and Berry Davis sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of release for fatal shooting

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Cedric Berry and Berry Davis were sentenced to life without the possibility of release for fatally shooting Monique Baugh on Dec. 31, 2019, in which they were convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

Berry, 42, of Minneapolis, and Davis, 42, of Brooklyn Park, were also convicted of kidnapping, for which Berry received 158 months with 557 days credit for time served, and Davis received 161 months with 449 days for time served.

Both men were also convicted of attempted second-degree murder of Ms. Baugh’s boyfriend whom they tried to kill the same day she was murdered. Berry and Davis were both sentenced to 240 months in prison, which will be served concurrently to the kidnapping sentences.

The life sentences without the possibility of release Berry and Davis received will be served consecutively to the kidnapping and attempted murder sentences.

In February 2020, Berry and Davis were indicted by a Hennepin County grand jury on first-degree premeditated murder. On June 4, 2021, a trial jury found them guilty of the charges they faced.

At the sentencing this afternoon, multiple victim impact statements were submitted in writing and read by Baugh’s family and friends, saying what a remarkable and beloved young woman she was.

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