A Woman Pled Guilty To Killing A Young Mother And Stealing Her Baby

The woman's baby was ripped from her womb.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A woman has admitted to her role in the violent murder of a young North Dakota mother. According to People, 38-year-old Brooke Crews of Fargo confessed to killing 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and stealing her baby.

LaFontaine-Greywind was reportedly murdered in August and her baby was ripped from her womb. At her funeral in September, her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, brought the infant who survived. “It was wonderful that [the baby] Haisley Jo was able to spend those moments along with her family, as well,” the family spokeswoman said.

On August 19, LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared from her apartment while eight months pregnant. She told her family she was going to help Crews (seen below) with a sewing project but never returned.

On August 27, her body was found in plastic wrap in the Red River. The medical examiner called her cause of death "homicidal violence." No further details on the manner of death or how the baby was born are available.

The child, named Haisley Jo, was found in Crews' possession. She has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder and giving false information to the police. She initially pled not guilty in September and is one of two suspects, along with her live-in boyfriend William Henry Hoehn (seen below). She faces up to life in prison (without the possibility of parole). She will be sentenced in January.

Hoehn has pled not guilty to the charges that Crews faced. His trial is slated for March.

[Photo: Fargo Police Dept, Dept of Corrections]



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