Both suspects in Savanna Greywind case enter 'not guilty' pleas

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) Brooke Crews, one of the suspects charged in connection with the killing of Savanna -Greywind made her initial court appearance on Thursday where her attorney entered not guilty pleas.

Steve Mottinger says, "At this point, Ms. Crews chose on my advice not to specifically enter a plea. The judge entered a not guilty plea, procedurally to move the case forward."

Mottinger says they have not seen all the information on the investigation.

Valley News Team's Nicole Johnson asks, "Is she cooperating with the investigation? I know police said before that she wasn't." Mottinger says, "I have no comment on that. She has an absolute right to not make any statements to anybody, and that is her choice at the current time and that's on my advice."

The other suspect in the case, William Hoehn also entered not guilty pleas one week before he was set to appear in court for a preliminary hearing.

Mottinger added that their courtroom tactics had nothing to do with Hoehn entering not guilty pleas.

Both are facing charges of conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and giving false information to officers.

Crews will appear in court again in January. Hoehn is now scheduled to be back in court in December.

Hoehn and Crews lived in the same apartment building as Savanna Greywind.

Greywind's newborn was found in their apartment days after Savanna went missing.

Savanna's body would be later found in the red river.