‘Womb-raider’ William Hoehn was tried in Fargo, N.D.,for conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping the baby his girlfriend cut from their neighbor’s body
Hoehn, 33, and his girlfriend Brooke Crews, cut the baby cut from her womb of their pregnant 22-year-old neighbor
He, pled guilty to two charges for his role in the death Greywind
Brooke Crews, 39, pled guilty to the grisly murder of pregnant first-time mom in Dec 2017
She was similarly convicted for conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder and lying to police
Hoehn faced a maximum 21 years behind bars on the conspiracy and lying counts
On Monday judge Tom Olson granted prosecutors’ request to label Hoehn ‘a dangerous offender’, enhancing his maximum sentence to life with the possibility of parole
Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind [photo], was keenly anticipating the arrival of her firstborn according to her family when she was murdered and the baby in her womb harvested by her upstairs neighbors
Hoehn denied knowing anything about Crews’ plan to kill Greywind and take her baby. But he admitted to hiding the newborn and giving false information to law enforcement to cover up the crime.
Hoehn apologized during the hearing, saying “the short answer is there is no good short answer.”
William Hoehn pled guilty to two charges of conspiracy to commit murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old whose baby was cut from her womb, was sentenced to life in prison Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in District Court in Fargo, N.D.
Hoehn’s live-in girlfriend Brooke Crews admitted to killing pregnant neighbor, Savannah Greywind, so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby
Crews said she never explicitly told Hoehn what she planned to do, but she also said that when he arrived home to find a newborn and a bleeding Greywind, he twisted a rope around Greywind’s neck to make sure she was dead. A coroner was unable to determine if the cause of death was strangulation or blood loss.
“Savanna would have been an amazing mother, and she was an awesome daughter,” Norberta Greywind said in her victim impact statement to the court. “This man took something that can’t be brought back. He devastated our family. Every day is a struggle.”
Womb raiders Brooke Crews [left] and William Hoehn both go awaay for life for killing a pregnant woman to steal the infant
Related: ‘Womb raiders’ : Upstairs neighbors Brooke Crews and boyfriend William Hoehn caught with newborn, admit taking advantage of pregnant Savannah Greywind, found dead after visiting couple
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents the Greywind family, criticized the police investigation in remarks outside the courtroom Monday.
“How could the police have searched and failed to find Savanna’s body and the baby earlier? These questions demand answers,” she said.
Fargo Police Chief David Todd has defended the investigation, saying officers during their initial searches were looking for a missing person, not a hidden body. He also has said his department dedicated dozens of personnel to the case that included the use of airplanes, boats and police dogs.