Lyndon Wiggins, one of five defendants charged with the murder of 28-year-old Minneapolis real estate agent Monique Baugh, was convicted on Thursday of aiding and abetting first-degree murder and premeditated kidnapping.
Wiggins, 37, also known as Lyndon Swarn, was a drug dealer and musician who went by “Black Bag LA”. He and Baugh’s boyfriend Jon Mitchell-Momoh once rapped under the same label.
Mitchell-Momoh testified last summer that Wiggins accused him of stealing music.
On New Years Eve 2019, Baugh was lured to a fake house where she was kidnapped in a U-Haul truck by two men, Cedric Berry and Berry Davis. The truck showed up at Baugh’s home in north Minneapolis more than two hours later. A masked man used his keys to enter before shooting Mitchell-Momoh multiple times while her daughters with Baugh, then aged 1 and 3, were in the house. That evening, police found Baugh’s body in an alley after reports of gunfire. Her body showed signs of torture and she had been shot.
Berry and Davis, both 43, were convicted last June and sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of release.
Another defendant, Elsa Segura, was convicted last September of making the call that lured Baugh to the fake house and was also sentenced to life imprisonment. She was a probation officer and Wiggins’ girlfriend.
Wiggins’ trial began on May 16. A jury found him guilty after a day and a half of deliberation. The mandatory sentence for aiding and abetting premeditated first degree murder is life in prison without the possibility of parole.
He is expected to be sentenced on June 22, 2022.
Another co-defendant, Shante Davis, 40, will be tried in October. She is accused of helping an offender after the fact.