The Latest: Woman who cut baby from neighbor gets life term

The Latest on the sentencing of a North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor (all times local):

2 p.m.

A North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor and cutting the baby from the womb while the mother was still alive has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Brooke Crews pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder and lying to law officers in the August death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo. State District Judge Frank Racek sentenced Crews on Friday.

Prosecutors say Crews admitted to cutting out the baby while Greywind went in and out of consciousness.

Fargo Police Chief Dave Todd earlier called her death a "cruel and vicious act of depravity." Her disappearance sparked extensive searches before her body was found wrapped in plastic in a river.

The baby was found alive in the apartment the 38-year-old Crews shared with her 32-year-old boyfriend, William Hoehn (hayn). He's scheduled for trial in March.

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1:50 p.m.

Prosecutors say a North Dakota woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby also admitted to cutting out the baby while the mother was still alive.

A judge is deciding whether Brooke Crews should get a sentence other than life in prison without parole at Friday's hearing.

Crews pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder and lying to law officers in the August death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo.

Prosecutors say Crews cut the baby out of the mother's womb while Greywind went in and out of consciousness. They asked for a sentence of life with no parole.

The baby was found alive in the apartment the 38-year-old Crews shared with her 32-year-old boyfriend, William Hoehn (hayn).

Hoehn is scheduled for trial in March.

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1:15 p.m.

A North Dakota judge is deciding whether a woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby should merit a sentence other than life in prison without parole.

Brooke Crews pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping, conspiracy to commit murder and lying to law officers in the August death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind of Fargo.

Crews didn't have a plea deal with prosecutors, but hoped that admitting responsibility at a December hearing would work in her favor at Friday's sentencing in Fargo. She appeared in court in orange prison clothing, cuffed at the wrists.

Authorities haven't said how Greywind was killed. The baby was found alive in the apartment the 38-year-old Crews shared with her 32-year-old boyfriend, William Hoehn (hayn).

Hoehn is scheduled for trial in March.

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12:30 a.m.

A North Dakota judge will decide whether a woman who admitted killing a pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby should merit a sentence other than life in prison without parole.

Brooke Crews pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and murder and lying to law officers in the August death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, of Fargo.

Crews did not have a plea deal with prosecutors, but hoped that admitting responsibility at a December hearing would work in her favor at sentencing Friday in Fargo.

Authorities haven't said how Greywind was killed. The baby was found alive in the apartment the 38-year-old Crews shared with her 32-year-old boyfriend, William Hoehn (hayn).

Hoehn is scheduled for trial in March.