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Wife of suspect in Monique Baugh murder charged

Shante Davis, the wife of one suspect and the sister of another, has been charged with aiding an offender in the case.
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The Minneapolis Police Department is on scene of a homicide on Russell Ave North on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

MINNEAPOLIS — A woman whose husband is already charged in the kidnapping and murder of a Minneapolis realtor is now charged with aiding an offender.

Monique Baugh, 28, was found fatally shot in a Minneapolis alley on New Year's Eve. Investigators believe the realtor and mother of two was lured to a home for a showing, and then kidnapped and later killed.

Three people have already been charged in connection with the crime. Cedric Berry has been charged with aiding and abetting Baugh's murder, and with attempting to murder her boyfriend the same day.

Berry's brother-in-law, Berry Davis, has been charged with aiding and abetting in the kidnapping, murder and attempted murder, according to court documents. The criminal complaint states that Davis' DNA was found on the gear shift of the U-Haul investigators believe was used to kidnap Baugh.

Berry Davis has not been located, and prosecutors believe he has fled the state of Minnesota.

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Another woman, Elsa Segura, has also been charged with aiding and abetting the kidnapping. Prosecutors believe she made the calls that lured Baugh to the home where she was allegedly kidnapped.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County court on Thursday, now Shante Davis, 38, is charged with Aiding an Offender - Accomplice After the Fact. The charges say that Davis "knew or had reason to know" her husband Cedric Berry had committed a criminal act, and provided "false or misleading information about that crime."

Shante Davis is the wife of Cedric Berry and the sister of Berry Davis, according to prosecutors.

According to the criminal complaint, Cedric Berry's personal cell phone was purchased and became active just a few days before the crime, on Dec. 26, 2019. The complaint says that Shante Davis was seen on video buying that phone.

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Shante Davis also booked the hotel where Berry was arrested on Jan. 2, 2020, according to prosecutors, and she was present with him at that time. The complaint also says that cell phone data and video surveillance placed Shante Davis and Cedric Berry together multiple times on the day of the crime.

The charge of aiding an offender is a felony and carries half of the statutory maximum for the underlying crime.

Another suspect possibly involved in the crime is mentioned in the complaint, but authorities have not named that person.

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