Father of Greywind's baby awarded legal custody

FARGO, N.D. - The father of Savanna Greywind's baby girl has been awarded legal custody after the murder of her mother.

Asthon Matheny's attorney, Krista Andrews, says he now has full legal custody and the foster care case has been terminated, after DNA tests proved he is the father of the child.

"It was just nice for it finally to be resolved," Andrews said.

The family says the infant, named Haisley Jo, is doing well. 

The child attended Greywind's funeral last week, which her family said was "very nice."

Greywind was eight months pregnant when she died of what authorities are calling "homicidal violence." Her body was found in the Red River, wrapped in plastic, days after the baby girl was found alive.

Two people are charged with conspiring to kill Greywind in order to kidnap her unborn child -- 38-year-old Brooke Crews and 32-year-old William Hoehn. The alleged fetal kidnapping could be the first case of its kind in Minnesota or North Dakota.

Greywind's family said they are waiting, just like everyone else, to find out more in this case but hope to get justice for their daughter. 

Greywind's parents, who lived with her at the Fargo apartment, moved out this weekend, saying they never want to see that building again. 

Meanwhile a petition has been started by community members, urging the city to tear down what they call a "constant menace" to the neighborhood.  

So far, it has nearly 2,000 signatures.

Andrews said they are having a baby shower for Matheny and Haisley Jo on Wednesday.

"Just wanted to have a little sendoff and some happiness after everything," she said.

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