The North Dakota man set to stand trial this month for the murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind admitted Tuesday to kidnapping and providing false information to authorities.
Per WDAY, William Hoehn was ordered to be held without bail as he awaits sentencing for the two counts. Hoehn has pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy murder charges and will stand trial at Cass County Court on September 18.
Hoehn’s former girlfriend, Brooke Crews, pleaded guilty to murdering LaFontaine-Greywind and was sentenced in January to life in prison.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, was eight months pregnant when Crews lured her from her Fargo apartment on August 19, 2017. Kayakers found her body wrapped in plastic near the Red River on August 27.
Crews and Willam Hoehn, her upstairs neighbors, were arrested on August 24 after authorities allegedly found the victim’s 2-day-old baby girl, later named Haisley Jo, alive in their apartment. Prosecutors revealed that LaFontaine-Greywind was still alive when her baby was taken from her womb, according to The Pioneer Press.
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Hoehn reportedly said he arrived at the apartment the evening of August 19 and found Crews cleaning blood from the bathroom. Crews then presented him with the baby and said, “This is our baby, this is our family,” he said, according to WDAY.
Hoehn claimed he believed Crews was pregnant and claimed Crews never mentioned taking the baby from a mother. However, he allegedly admitted to throwing garbage bags containing bloody towels and Crews’ bloody shoes into a nearby dumpster.
The accused killer told The Forum that she knew Crews had “anger issues” but didn’t know she was “crazy” enough to kill someone and rob them of their baby.
[Featured Image: William Hoehn, Brooke Crews/Cass County District Court; Savanna-LaFontaine-Greywind/KVLY]