The woman charged with the brutal murder of a pregnant woman who had been reported as missing has been sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole.
Brooke Crews was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit murder in the death of 22-year-old Savanna Greywind, of Fargo, as well as conspiracy to commit kidnapping of the newborn child. Greywind was eight months pregnant when she was reported as missing.
Details from Friday's sentencing painted a gruesome picture of Greywind's final moments, including testimony on how Crews admitted to pushing Greywind, before hitting her over the head and cutting her child out of her, without the use of any anesthetic, according to a report by KVLY.
Crews told the court Greywind was in and out of consciousness as she performed the "crude C-section," adding that the baby was taking its first breaths as Greywind took her last.
Crews also admitted she took the child out in public and had planned to raise the baby as her own, with her boyfriend.
Greywind's mother, Norberta Greywind, spoke at the hearing, detailing the nightmares she's had since her daughter's death in August.
According to KVLY, she read the following statement:
“I miss her laugh. I miss her so much. My heart is literally broken. I find myself looking through pictures and videos. Brooke Crews befriended us. She was monitoring our daily routine. I still have nightmares. I cannot except that someone had done this to my daughter. For someone to do this to another human is beyond evil. We had to move out of the Fargo area. The pain and void my granddaughter will have to carry for the rest of her life breaks my heart. Haisley will never feel that love from her mother. This is so very senseless and cruel what this woman has done."