FARGO — A mother faces a felony charge of child neglect after police say they discovered her two children, ages 3 and 6, in a south Fargo home with no running water and with wooden boards and nails barricading the doors. Along with child neglect, the mother, Marian Emily Jasinski of Fargo, is charged with a misdemeanor count of lying to police.
FARGO — A Fargo family is thanking firefighters who went beyond their usual duties to help out in a simple way: mowing their lawn. On Oct. 2, 76-year-old Allan Melander was mowing his yard at his home in the Osgood neighborhood in south Fargo when he suffered a heart attack.
FARGO — William Hoehn testified for about an hour and a half in his trial, in which he’s charged with conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a pregnant 22-year-old whose baby was cut from her womb. Hoehn testified that when he came home to his north Fargo apartment on Aug. 19, 2017, everything was quiet until he heard the sound of a baby.
FARGO — The eighth day of William Hoehn’s trial in Cass County District Court started off with some heated testimony from a fellow inmate of Brooke Crews, Hoehn’s alleged co-conspirator and ex-girlfriend. The inmate, Jennifer Robinson, told jurors that Hoehn was not involved in killing Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, a 22-year-old who was eight months pregnant. Hoehn is on trial for a charge of conspiring to murder LaFontaine-Greywind in August 2017.
FARGO — The trial of William Hoehn, who’s charged with conspiring to kill Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind in August 2017, saw the prosecution rest its case Wednesday, Sept. 26, with the defense attempting, but ultimately failing, to obtain a judge’s verdict in the case. The defense cited a previous case that stated that a person cannot unwillingly or negligently enter a conspiracy, adding that testimony from Brooke Crews, Hoehn’s ex-girlfriend and alleged co-conspirator, made it clear she and Hoehn never explicitly discussed committing the murder.
FARGO — The trial of William Hoehn, accused of conspiring to kill Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind in August 2017, concluded Tuesday, Sept. 25, after an extended break taken by the jury and attorneys. The trial resumed at 3 p.m. with defense attorney Dan Borgen questioning Hoehn's ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, about certain statements she made about the case to a fellow inmate, Jennifer Robinson, while incarcerated.
FARGO — The fifth day of William Hoehn’s trial on charges of conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind concluded with testimony form Bryan Grob, an inmate who did time with Hoehn at Cass County Jail. LaFontaine-Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, disappeared on Aug. 19, 2017, after Brooke Crews invited her to come up to her apartment to help with a sewing project. Crews and Hoehn were charged with conspiring to murder LaFontaine-Greywind. Crews pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison without parole.
FARGO — Following the lunch break, jurors in the trial of William Hoehn, in which he’s accused of conspiring with his former girlfriend Brooke Crews to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, heard testimony from two witnesses called by prosecutors. The first was Brandon McCollum, a forensic examiner with the FBI’s DNA Casework Unit in Quantico, Va.
FARGO — Jurors were still watching a video of William Hoehn’s second interview with police as the third day of his trial, in which he’s accused of conspiring to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, came to a close. During the interview on Aug. 24, 2017, police learned that the baby abducted from LaFontaine-Greywind’s womb was in his apartment, which he shared with his then girlfriend Brooke Crews, when police conducted initial searches of the apartment.
FARGO — Five witnesses took the stand Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the trial of William Hoehn, including Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s parents. Norberta and Joe Greywind testified to the events of Aug. 19, 2017, as well as to the days that followed.