Fifth person sentenced in case stemming from murder of Twin Cities realtor

A fifth person convicted for their role in the murder of a Twin Cities realtor in 2019 has learned her punishment.

Shante Cheriece Davis, 41, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Peter Cahill to serve 90 days in the Hennepin County Jail starting on Feb. 2, 2023. She received 10 days of credit for time previously served. While at the jail, Davis may become eligible for an electronic home monitoring system after 30 days. Cahill also stayed an 18-month prison sentence for two years of probation.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Davis was convicted of one count of aiding an offender by being an accomplice after the fact.

In addition, Davis must pay more than $570 worth of fines and follow all probation conditions, including no contact with the family members of Monique Baugh. Baugh was abducted on New Year’s Eve in 2019 while showing a home on the 8300 block of Niagara Avenue in Maple Grove.

According to a criminal complaint, Shante Davis is the wife of Cedric Berry and the sister of Berry Davis. The complaint alleges she helped the others who killed Baugh by booking a hotel room for them and driving her husband to pick up the U-Haul that was used to kidnap Baugh.

An hour later, officers responded to the 1300 block of Russell Avenue North in Minneapolis after a ShotSpotter report. Baugh was found with multiple gunshot wounds and duct tape around one of her wrists. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

Investigators said they believe Baugh’s boyfriend was the intended victim in a dispute over a record deal with a fellow rapper.

As previously reported by 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS in October of 2022, Davis had waived her right to a jury trial and was found guilty in a stipulated evidence trial.

Davis was the final person to be sentenced for the crime. The four others — Berry, Davis, Elsa Segura and Lyndon Wiggins — were each sentenced to serve life in prison and without the possibility of parole for the murder of 28-year-old Baugh.

Berry and Davis were both sentenced on July 12, 2021, and Segura was sentenced on Nov. 9, 2021. Meanwhile, Wiggins was sentenced in June of 2022.