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The Latest: No judgment in the process of the pregnant woman’s death

William Hoehn comes in the courtroom on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Cass County District Court in Fargo, N. D., during his trial on charges of conspiracy to murder Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, whose baby was cut from her womb. (David Samson/The Forum via AP, Pool)

FARGO, N. D. – The Latest on the trial of William Hoehn, accused of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Savanna Greywind (all times are local):

5:15 pm

A North Dakota jury has gone home for the day without a quick verdict for a man accused of conspiring in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb.

Jurors deliberated for about 90 minutes before reaching the end of the day Thursday in the trial of William Hoehn (hayn). He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in August 2017, death of Savanna Greywind.

Hoehn has admitted that the help of his then girlfriend, Brooke Crews, cover-up of the crime. But he says that he knew nothing about her plans.

Crews testified that when Hoehn arrived at the bloody scene in the few apartment bathroom, he got a rope and pulled it over her neck to make sure that she was dead.

Hoehn denied that.

The jury returns Friday morning.

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3:15 pm

A jury in North Dakota has begun deliberations for a man accused of conspiring in the killing of a pregnant woman whose baby was cut from her womb.

Testimony wrapped Thursday afternoon in the trial of William Hoehn (hayn). He is charged in the August 2017 death of Savanna Greywind. Hoehn has admitted that the help of his then girlfriend, Brooke Crews, who on the death. But he says that he had no knowledge of what Crews planned to the discovery of the crime in the few apartment bathroom.

Crews testified that she did not tell Hoehn “explicitly” of what they planned. But she said: “he got a rope and pulled it around Greywind the neck to make sure she was dead.

Hoehn lawyer called Crew a liar.

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3 hours

The lawyer of a man accused of helping in the killing of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb, thus the plaintiffs could not prove that the victim was still alive when he arrived at the scene, and so the jury finds him not guilty.

Williams Hoehn (hayn) is charged with the conspiracy to commit murder in August 2017, the death of the 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Hoehn testified that he helped cover up the crime, but had nothing to do with the murder.

Lawyer Daniel Borgen said in his closing argument that testimony by Hoehn’s former girlfriend Brooke Crews that Hoehn fastened with a rope around Greywind the neck is not credible. He called the Crews “one of the most cunning, experienced liars we have ever seen.”

Prosecutor Leah Viste said in her closing that Hoehn and crew of “made a plan and they have carried out.”

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2:30 pm

The prosecutors in the trial against a man accused of helping in the killing of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb saying that he and his ex-girlfriend were in on the crime together.

William Hoehn (hayn) is charged with the conspiracy to commit murder in August 2017, the death of the 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Hoehn has admitted to helping cover up the crime, but blames Brooke Crews for the kill.

Prosecutor Leah Viste said in closing arguments that conspiracy could be proven in two ways. She said that was the first Crews’ testimony that she felt pressured to be the production of a baby. She said that the other Crews’ testimony that when Hoehn arrived on the scene, he took a rope and pulled it around Greywind the neck.

The prosecutor said Hoehn and crew of “made a plan and they carried it out.”

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11:45 pm

Prosecutors are trying a man in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb attacked his credibility after he stated that he had nothing to do with the murder.

William Hoehn (hayn) is charged with the conspiracy to commit murder in August 2017, the death of the 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Hoehn’s ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, testified earlier that she cut the baby from Greywind and Hoehn tied a rope around Greywind’s neck after he came on the scene. Hoehn has been denied.

Cass County prosecutor Leah Viste pointed out conflicting stories Hoehn told the police after he and his Crew were arrested. Hoehn acknowledged that, but when Fished suggested that Hoehn and Crews would do anything for each other, Hoehn said that there are “boundaries.”

Closing arguments are scheduled for Thursday afternoon. Judge Tom Olson denied a defense motion for a mistrial at the end of Hoehn’s testimony.

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10:15 pm

A man accused in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb, says his ex-girlfriend was responsible and that her that he has a rope tied around the victim’s neck is wrong.

William Hoehn (hayn) is on trial for conspiracy to commit murder in August 2017, the death of the 22-year-old Savanna Greywind. Hoehn’s ex-girlfriend, Brooke Crews, testified earlier that she cut the baby from Greywind and Hoehn tied a rope around Greywind’s neck after he came on the scene.

Hoehn testified Thursday that the rope around Greywind’s neck when he was in the bathroom of their apartment. When Hoehn’s lawyer asked him if Greywind was breathing, Hoehn said he didn’t think so.

Hoehn previously pled guilty to the help of Crews to cover-up the crime.

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