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Supreme Court reverses accomplice's conviction in kidnapping, killing of Minneapolis real estate agent

Elsa Segura was sentenced to life in prison, but will now receive a new trial

A woman who received a life prison sentence without the possibility of parole for aiding the kidnapping and murder of a Minneapolis real estate agent is entitled to a new trial, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Elsa E. Segura's conviction was reversed and remanded back to Hennepin County District Court but she remains at the Shakopee women's prison. Segura, 31, a former Hennepin County probation officer, was charged in the deadly 2019 New Year's Day kidnapping of Monique Baugh, a 28-year-old mother of two young daughters.

A jury in 2021 convicted Segura on all aiding and abetting counts of premeditated first-degree murder, attempted premeditated first-degree murder, kidnapping and first-degree felony murder while committing kidnapping. Segura used a "burner" cellphone and alias to lure Baugh to a bogus home showing in Maple Grove. Two men kidnapped Baugh and tortured her for information on the whereabouts of her boyfriend, who had a previous falling-out with one of the suspects.


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