Brooke Crews

Brooke Crews appears with her attorney Steven Mottinger in September to waive her right to a preliminary hearing for conspiracy to commit murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind.

Michael Vosburg, Forum News Service

FARGO — Brooke Lynn Crews, one of two suspects in the murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and abduction of her baby, changed her plea to guilty on Monday morning in Cass County District Court.

Crews, 38, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping of a child, and providing false information to law enforcement. She pleaded not guilty in September.

In October, she underwent a psychological evaluation at North Dakota State Hospital in Jamestown.

The maximum penalty for the conspiracy to commit murder charge is life in prison without parole. The maximum penalty for the kidnapping charge is 20 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.

Crews and her live-in boyfriend, William Henry Hoehn, were arrested in August in connection with the killing of LaFontaine-Greywind, the 22-year-old Fargo woman who disappeared while eight months pregnant. Her body was found eight days later in the Red River. Her newborn child was found in the possession of Crews when she was arrested.

Hoehn faces the same charges as Crews and has pleaded not guilty to them. His trial is scheduled to begin March 20 in Cass County District Court.

 

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