Lyndon Wiggins convicted for involvement in 2019 murder of real estate agent

Friday,

On June 2, Lyndon Wiggins was convicted by a Hennepin County jury of aiding and abetting premeditated first-degree murder for his involvement in the death of 28-year-old real estate agent Monique Baugh on New Year’s Eve 2019, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Friday.

Wiggins is one of four defendants charged and convicted for their planning and participation in the death of Ms. Baugh, and the shooting of her boyfriend.

Those include:

  • Elsa Segura, 30, of Fridley. She was indicted by a Hennepin County Grand Jury on May 13, 2021, convicted on Sept. 20, 2021, and sentenced Nov. 9, 2021, to life in prison without the possibility of release.
  • Cedric Berry, 43, of Minneapolis. He was indicted by a Hennepin County Grandy Jury, convicted on June 4, 2021, and sentenced July 12, 2021, to life in prison without the possibility of release.
  • Berry Davis, 43, of Brooklyn Park. He was indicted by a Hennepin County Grandy Jury, convicted on June 4, 2021, and sentenced July 12, 2021, to life in prison without the possibility of release.

“It has been two and a half years since this sinister plot was implemented, tragically ending the life of Ms. Baugh, and injuring her boyfriend,” Freeman stated. “For the victim’s family, friends and loved ones, our sincere thoughts go out to each and every person impacted by this tragedy."

During these many months, staff in our office have worked tirelessly to bring about justice. With the conviction of Lyndon Wiggins, I must publicly thank Mr. Thad Tudor and Ms. Paige Starkey, the prosecutors involved in this case and the other co-defendants’ cases, and all staff who worked on these cases from start to finish,” Freeman continued.

“They have dedicated themselves fully to obtain these convictions, and their remarkable and thorough work are examples of the professionalism expected from this office.”

Wiggins, 37, of Minneapolis, was originally charged by complaint with aiding and abetting second-degree murder, attempted murder, and kidnapping in connection with the case on Nov. 11, 2020.

He was indicted by a Hennepin County Grand Jury on May 13, 2021, for aiding and abetting premeditated first-degree murder, aiding and abetting attempted premeditated second-degree murder, aiding and abetting kidnapping, and aiding and abetting first-degree felony murder while committing kidnapping.

Following a jury trial that began May 16, 2022, a Hennepin County jury found Wiggins guilty of aiding and abetting premeditated first-degree murder after about one and of half days of deliberations. The mandatory sentence for that under Minnesota law is life in prison without the possibility of release.

He was also found guilty of aiding and abetting attempted premeditated first-degree murder, aiding and abetting kidnapping, and aiding and abetting first-degree murder while committing kidnapping.

His sentencing is scheduled for June 22, 2022.

Another co-defendant, 40-year-old Shante Davis, of Minneapolis, has yet to go to trial. Her trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 24. She was charged with aiding an offender as an accomplice after the fact for her involvement in the incident.