One of the country's most iconic celebrity attorneys is throwing her support behind the family of Savanna Greywind, the expectant Fargo mom found dead in the Red River after disappearing last month.
On Thursday, a spokesperson announced Gloria Allred has signed on as the family's legal counsel:
Allred, who has offices in Los Angeles and New York, is known for her involvement in some of America's most notorious legal controversies, as well as her advocacy of women's rights.
In her long career, she's represented the family of Nicole Brown Simpson, multiple alleged mistresses of Tiger Woods, former "Spice Girl" Mel B (in her paternity suit against Eddie Murphy), and now 33 of Bill Cosby's accusers.
Allred is also a recognizable media personality. Here she is sparring with CNN's Don Lemon:
According to the Lafontaine-Greywind family's announcement, Allred's offices will be handling any requests they receive for media appearances, interviews, or statements from now on.
The suspects plead not guilty
Legal counsel may indeed be a necessity for the family going forward, because Greywind's alleged killers have now pleaded not guilty – which means a trial could very well be happening.
Both suspects – Brooke Crews and William Hoehn, who lived in the same Fargo apartment building as Greywind – entered their pleas this week, Valley News Live reports.
Both are charged with with conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and false information (you can read more about the details right here).
Greywind's death appears to have been a scheme to steal Greywind's then-unborn baby.
The criminal charges say Greywind, who was eight months pregnant, was reported missing after she went to Crews' and Hoehn's apartment on Aug. 19 and never returned.
A few days after that, on Aug. 27, Greywind's body was found in the Red River, wrapped in plastic and duct tape.
The charges say Crews told police she had arranged to have Greywind come to her apartment, and instructed the young woman "on how to self-induce child birth by breaking her own water."
Crews also admitted she had "taken advantage" of Greywind "in an attempt to obtain her child and possibly keep the child as her own," charges say.
Fortunately, the child was rescued and later given to Greywind's boyfriend.