Dozens fight for justice during 'We are Savanna' rally
FARGO—One of the people accused in the abduction and murder of Savanna Lafontaine-Greywind, will learn her fate Friday, at sentencing.
Brooke Crews faces the possibility of life in prison.
Thursday, Dozens of people came together to honor Savanna's life, and fight for justice.
The 'We are Savanna' rally welcomed everyone touched by her story.
Together, they joined forces for one cause, to send a message to the court house.
It is tradition for Native Americans to bring peace with each drum.
"Our traditions is what keeps our people together and strong. So that's what we hope to bring here tonight," said Rick Smith, Manoomin Singers.
The music at the 'We are Savanna Rally' offered hope that justice will be served, for Savanna Greywind.
Those who stepped up to the podium, like Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney, know it'll take more than just songs to heal.
"I'm angry that this happened because this isn't the Fargo I know. It hurt us all, and it will take us a long time to heal from that. But let us remember what she had, a beautiful smile and a beautiful sense of kindness."
Savanna's loved ones were also in the crowd.
Boyfriend Ashton Matheny and their baby, Haisley Jo.
Also long-time friends, like Jordan Sowatski, who met Savanna in 6th grade.
Now, she's holding onto their childhood memories.
"She was just a really good person. We were always there for each other," said Sowatski.
Those who knew Savanna, and those who didn't, all want the same thing: Justice.
For many, justice means both suspects would get the maximum sentence, life without parole.
But for now, they've ended the rally, one step closer to healing.
"It was hurtful, but it's blessings in ways to make our voice louder," said Amanda Viviera, attended rally.
Together, they are asking for justice and raising awareness so something like this will never happen again.
The judge will decide on sentencing Friday for Brooke Lynn Crews at 1 p.m.
The Greywind family is planning on making a statement afterwards.