FARGO — The man who pleaded guilty for his role in the kidnapping of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind’s baby will be re-sentenced in Cass County District Court on Monday, Oct. 7.
William Hoehn was sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole, in October 2018 after he pleaded guilty to a felony count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and a misdemeanor charge of providing false information to police in connection with 22-year-old Lafontaine-Greywind’s death in 2017.
Hoehn’s former girlfriend, Brooke Crews, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit kidnapping.
A jury found Hoehn not guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in the death of LaFontaine-Greywind, who was pregnant when she was killed and her baby was cut from her womb.
At Hoehn's sentencing in October 2018, Judge Tom Olson granted the prosecution's request and declared Hoehn a dangerous special offender based partly on a 2012 conviction in a case that involved a child who suffered a serious head injury. That status enhanced his maximum sentence from 20 years to life.
In August, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that Hoehn's status as a dangerous special offender was not appropriate and ordered a re-sentencing without the designation in place.
Hoehn's sentencing hearing is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.