The widow of renowned Toronto hairstylist Fabio Sementilli and her convicted sex offender boyfriend plotted her husband’s murder right down to giving the killer access to the home surveillance system so he could pinpoint the victim last year, court documents allege.
Monica Sementilli, 45, and lover Robert Louis Baker, 55, wanted to rake in Fabio’s $1.6 million life insurance proceeds, the documents allege.
Monica ensured her eldest daughter Gessica would be away on a babysitting job. There were no witnesses when Baker and an unidentified cohort, armed with a knife, jogged up to the Sementilli home. They snuck through an unlocked sliding door off the master bedroom, the documents allege.
The documents reveal intricate planning and communication between the two accused killers for months before and after Fabio’s 2017 murder.
Monica and Baker, who was convicted in Long Beach for lewd and lascivious acts with a minor in 1993, had been having an affair for 18 months.
Both are facing intentional murder charges in the death of Fabio, 49, for financial gain, which is punishable by the death penalty upon conviction.
In June 2016, Monica — who set up the surveillance system at her home with remote access through her cellphone — gave Baker the codes and instruction manual to the system. As a result, she and Baker could both “live stream” the surveillance cameras from their phones, the documents allege.
On Jan. 23, 2017, Monica met Baker at a gym, saying their housekeeper would be finished by 2:30 p.m. and her eldest daughter Gessica would be away on a babysitting job.
Baker and his cohort staged the murder as a robbery gone awry, but Baker cut his own left index finger in the fatal stabbing, the documents allege. When Baker went to sanitize the crime scene, he left his own blood behind.
Baker and his henchman staged a robbery-burlgary in the master bedroom and drove Fabio’s black Porsche as the getaway car, the documents claim. And the victim’s widow set it up so her youngest teenage daughter Isabella showed up to discover her murdered dad — seven minutes before Monica arrived home.
Monica then contacted Fabio’s employer through a friend to collect his life insurance proceeds and kept pursuing those proceeds for months.
“She lied to two LAPD homicide detectives that she was uncertain of the last name of her lover and co-conspirator, Baker. She also lied that she didn’t know how to access her home surveillance system remotely via her cellphone,” the statement alleges.
Monica called Baker over 9,000 times in the year before the murder while Baker reciprocated by phoning her over 17,000 in the same time period.
“Monica and Baker planned to live together once Fabio was dead,” the statement alleges.
None of the allegations have been proven.
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies