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Friday News Update - 02-02

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Welcome to your news update.

BROOKE CREWS TO BE SENTENCED

The woman who committed one of the most shocking crimes our area has seen will find out how long she's going to prison today.

A sentencing for Brooke Lynn Crews is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. Crews has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, and providing false information to police in the murder of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, who was eight months pregnant. She faces the possibility of life in prison. Crews and her live-in boyfriend, William Hoehn, were arrested in August, after police found Greywind's newborn baby in their apartment. Hoehn's trial is set for May 15th.

COMMUNITY CALLS FOR MAXIMUM SENTENCE

Many who rallied last night are waking up this morning optimistic that judge heard their pleas.

Dozens came together for the 'We are Savanna' rally. They hoped to bring our community together in support, and offer a message to the judge. The group is asking for Crews to get the maximum sentence. Throughout the rally at the Sanctuary Events Center, traditional Native American songs offered hope for their cause. Savanna's family, including baby Haisley Jo, boyfriend Ashton Matheny, her mother, and her siblings were at the event. The family is expected to make a statement after the sentencing later today.

FAMILY UPSET OVER PLEA AGREEMENT

The family of a 10-year-old Lake Park girl,  killed in a hit and run, is upset after the man behind the wheel took a plea agreement.

Steven Meier of Hastings pleaded guilty yesterday. As part of the plea, he's expected to serve a year in prison. Caylin Donovan, 10, was hit and killed while picking rocks in a relative's driveway near Lake Mille Lacs in June of 2016. Nearly two weeks later, investigators found her blood on Meier's boat trailer. He says he didn't know he hit anyone. The Donovan family says they were never consulted about the plea deal. The county attorney had no comment. A judge will have the final say on March 23.

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