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North Dakota ‘Womb-raider’ William Hoehn, sent away for life – Convicted for kidnapping the baby his girlfriend cut from their neighbor’s body

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‘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
William Hoehn 1.JPGWilliam Hoehn seen [photo], testifying in District Court in Fargo, N.D., during his trial for conspiracy to commit murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind has been jailed for life

A North Dakota man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for conspiring to kidnap a baby that his girlfriend had cut from their neighbor’s body and lying to police about it, a sentence that didn’t entirely satisfy the slain woman’s mother.
William Hoehn, 33, will have a chance at parole under the sentence handed down by state Judge Tom Olson.
“We want justice. He deserves a life sentence. I don’t think this man should ever walk free,” said Norberta Greywind, mother of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo. “He betrayed our family. He looked us in the eye with a straight face while our daughter lay dead in his apartment. Please don’t ever consider letting him out.”
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Hoehn was found not guilty last month of conspiracy to commit murder in Savanna Greywind’s August 2017 death. Brooke Crews admitted that she sliced Greywind’s baby from her womb and is serving life in prison without the possibility of parole in that killing.
Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind 7.pngSavanna 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
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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.

Brooke Crews 1.pngHoehn’s live-in girlfriend Brooke Crews admitted to killing pregnant neighbor, Savannah Greywind, so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby

Hoehn had faced a maximum 21 years behind bars on the conspiracy and lying counts, but Olson on Monday granted prosecutors’ request to label Hoehn a dangerous offender, enhancing his maximum sentence to life with the possibility of parole.
Defense attorney Daniel Borgen, who had asked for a seven-year prison sentence, could not immediately be reached for comment.
Related: ‘Womb raider’ Man ‘tightened a rope around pregnant woman’s neck’ while his girlfriend sliced open her stomach, ripped the baby girl out and held out the child saying ‘this is our family’ – William Hoehn, was caught with the infant after the brutal murder

A man who swears he was in apt but totally unaware his live-in girlfriend was butchering a pregnant neighbour, actually participated in the brutal killing William Hoehn […]
Crews testified during Hoehn’s trial that she concocted a phony pregnancy because she was afraid of losing him, and that when he figured out she was lying, he told her she needed to produce a baby. Crews said she took that as an ultimatum.
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.”
Brooke Crews William Hoehn 2.pngWomb raiders Brooke Crews [left] and William Hoehn both go awaay for life for killing a pregnant woman to steal the infant
Crews testified during Hoehn’s trial that officers missed Greywind’s body and her baby during three searches of the couple’s apartment. Police eventually found the baby alive in the apartment, and the child is in the care of her father. Greywind’s body was found by kayakers several days after she was killed, shrouded in plastic and dumped in the Red River.
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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.

 

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