Jury Selection Begins in Greywind Murder Case

September 18, 2018 10:25 AM

Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of playing a role in the death of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind in 2017.

Greywind, then-22, was eight months pregnant when she was reported missing on Aug. 19, 2017. Her body was found in the Red River on Aug. 28.

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William Hoehn is charged with conspiracy to commit murder after he pleaded guilty to charges of kidnapping and providing false information to authorities.

RELATED: Greywind Suspect Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Providing False Information; Still Scheduled for Murder Trial

Hoehn was the boyfriend of Brooke Crews, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in November after she originally pleaded not guilty two months prior. Crews was sentenced to life without parole plus 20 years for conspiracy to commit kidnapping and 163 days for providing false information.

Crews admitted to hitting Greywind and performing a cesarean-section to remove her baby. Prosecutors said in court Greywind was not dead at the time and said she was cut with a blade or sharp object.

The baby survived and was reunited with her father.

RELATED: 'It's Been the Toughest Month of My Life;' Greywind's Boyfriend Gains Custody of Baby

Hoehn claims he came home to find the baby but said he knew nothing of Greywind's murder.

A Cass County jury will decide whether Hoehn conspired in Greywind's murder.

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