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Sunday, October 14, 2012

[MI] Jennifer Webb's fight for her and her son Braxton's life helped convict Officer Bluew of their murders


...[Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael] Thomas said victim Jennifer Webb's actions on the night of her murder gave them the evidence needed to convict [Buena Vista police officer Kenneth] Bluew. "Jenny Webb convicted this person because without her fighting for her life and biting off his fingertip, we wouldn't have had half the evidence we did"... When family members of Jennifer Webb learned of her death, [told to them to be] an apparent suicide in August 2011, it was amid confusion and shock and without warning... 

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[MI] Buena Vista Police Officer Bluew's girlfriend Jennifer Webb and her unborn son Braxton found killed
- ..."She was excited she was going to have a baby," said Steve Wobig. He told us his neighbor, Jennifer Webb had recently celebrated her baby shower. She was so thrilled about the arrival of her new baby, she even posted the ultrasound image as her Facebook profile picture... 


Buena Vista police officer Ken Bluew, who is on unpaid suspension, has been found guilty of first-degree premeditated murder, assaulting a pregnant individual -  intentionally causing miscarriage or stillbirth of a fetus or embryo, and two counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony.

[Mlive.com]


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BREAKING: KEN BLUEW GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER OF THE PREGNANT JENNIFER WEBB
MLive.com
By Andy Hoag
on October 11, 2012
[Excerpts] Kenneth T. Bluew will spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury this afternoon convicted him of murdering Jennifer Webb, the woman who was eight months pregnant with his son. After deliberating for about two hours, the jury of seven women and five men convicted Bluew, 37, of first-degree premeditated murder in Webb's Aug. 30, 2011, death at North Outer and Hack in Buena Vista Township. The charge carries a mandatory penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole.... Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas delivered a 55-minute closing argument, telling the jury there was “overwhelming” evidence that Bluew planned to kill Webb, who planned to name her son Braxton. Bluew's attorney, Rod O'Farrell, spent 80 minutes arguing that the Michigan State Police's investigation was flawed and that Webb committed suicide... Bluew elected against testifying on his own behalf. The jury also convicted Bluew, who lived in Saginaw Township, of assaulting a pregnant individual intentionally causing miscarriage or stillbirth of a fetus or embryo and two counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony... [Full article here]


JENNIFER WEBB CONVICTED KEN BLUEW BY FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE, PROSECUTOR SAYS FOLLOWING GUILTY VERDICT
MLive.com
By Brad Devereaux
on October 11, 2012
[Excerpts] Saginaw County Prosecutor Michael D. Thomas commended his prosecution team and investigators who gathered and processed evidence in the murder trial for former Buena Vista police officer Ken Bluew, which ended today with a guilty verdict. But Thomas said victim Jennifer Webb's actions on the night of her murder gave them the evidence needed to convict Bluew. "Jenny Webb convicted this person because without her fighting for her life and biting off his fingertip, we wouldn't have had half the evidence we did," Thomas said moments after the jury's guilty verdict was announced Thursday, Oct. 11... "You look at the police officers in our community and you never think that they could do something like that," Thomas said. The Michigan State Police investigative arm and the Michigan State crime lab deserve credit for the outcome of the case, along with chief assistant prosecutor Jeff Stroud, Thomas said... [Full article here]

“I said, 'My daughter may be dead, 
but she did not commit suicide."
~ Dawn Webb, the mother of Jennifer Webb


JENNIFER WEBB'S MOTHER: CONVICTED MURDERER KEN BLUEW 'KNEW WHAT HE HAD DONE'
MLive.com
By Andy Hoag
on October 11, 2012
[Excerpts] When Dawn Webb's three children were younger and found themselves in trouble, she would make them sit in a room by themselves and think about what they'd done. Now, Webb said late this afternoon, Kenneth T. Bluew will have the chance to do the same thing — for the rest of his life. That's because Bluew, 37, was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder in the Aug. 30, 2011, death of Webb's daughter, Jennifer. The charge carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole... “He was way too smug, like he was going to get away with it,” Webb said of Bluew. “But he knew what he had done”... Bluew, surrounded by nine Saginaw County sheriff's deputies, showed no emotion as the jury foreman read the verdict... Members of both Bluew's and Webb's family wept, albeit quietly, as they heard the verdict... Bluew and fellow Buena Vista Police Officer Tim Patterson found the 32-year-old Webb's body hanging by an extension cord from the roof rack of her Pontiac Aztek at North Outer and Hack in Buena Vista Township. Bluew, who did not testify, told Michigan State Police Detective Sgts. Allan Ogg and Jason Teddy, now a lieutenant, that he had arrived at the scene just before Patterson did. Bluew said he found an “obvious suicide note” in Webb's purse and didn't recognize Webb until he saw her driver's license... a DNA expert from the state police testified that a DNA test showed that Bluew was the father of the baby. Saginaw County Medical Examiner Kanu Virani testified that he ruled Webb's death a homicide by carotid neck compression through the use of a choke hold and not a suicide by strangulation... Dawn Webb said today that part of her relief stemmed from the fact that “it's been a very long year” and thanked Thomas, Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey D. Stroud, and the state police investigators. “They were very professional,” she said. “We knew that they were in our corner”... “She had so many friends,” Webb said of her daughter. “We received support from Sweden, Hawaii, Venezuela — friends that she had who have moved away. “I don't know how to thank everybody,” she continued. “The support was overwhelming”... [Full article here]


...Angela Webb spoke with her mother just after 2 a.m. Aug. 31, 2011, and learned that police found her sister dead in an apparent suicide. Webb knew that her sister, Jennifer Webb, was “ecstatic” about soon giving birth to a son she named Braxton, and refused to believe that her sister would kill herself. “I said, 'That's bull----'"...


KEN BLUEW FOUND GUILTY IN MURDER OF PREGNANT JENNIFER WEBB; FAMILY OF VICTIM THANKFUL FOR JUSTICE
Mlive.com
By Brad Devereaux
October 11, 2012
[Excerpts] When family members of Jennifer Webb learned of her death, an apparent suicide in August 2011, it was amid confusion and shock and without warning. Following the announcement today that former Buena Vista police officer Ken Bluew is guilty of murder for the then-pregnant Webb, the victim's family members feel that justice has been served, but they still wonder why Bluew thought she had to die.  "There will never be closure, but we know that justice has been done," said Jennifer Webb's aunt, Sharon Meyers... "Two families have been destroyed," she said, "and we still don't know why (Bluew) made the choices he did"... The couple's son and Webb's first cousin, Jonathon Meyers, 28, said when he found out by text message that Webb had committed suicide, it didn't seem right. He said Webb was excited about the baby that she planned to give birth to and she was not suicidal, contrary to what the defense argued during the nearly three-week trial... "It goes to show you there are people out there who think they are above the law"... [Full article here]

JENNIFER WEBB'S FAMILY, FRIENDS REACT TO KEN BLUEW GUILTY VERDICT IN THE PREGNANT WEBB'S DEATH
MLive.com
By Bob Johnson
October 11, 2012
[Excerpts] ...Despite the conviction of first-degree premeditated murder in the Aug. 30, 2011, death of Jennifer Webb, who was eight months pregnant with [Buena Vista police officer Kenneth] Bluew's son, there is no happiness, Webb's aunt said. “There were no winners for (Bluew’s) family or ours," Barb McNally said. "But I’m satisfied with the verdict... I’ve been here since the beginning (of trial), and I will be here for sentencing,” she said... The jury also convicted Bluew, 37, of assaulting a pregnant individual intentionally causing miscarriage or stillbirth of a fetus or embryo and two counts of possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony... [Full article here]

CONVICTED COP KEN BLUEW'S SENTENCING SET FOR NOV. 5; PRISON PERSONNEL TO DECIDE ON 'PROTECTIVE SEGREGATION'
Mlive.com
By Andy Hoag
October 12, 2012
[Excerpts] When a jury convicted suspended police officer Kenneth T. Bluew of murdering Jennifer Webb, his sentence was set by law: mandatory life in prison without parole. A Saginaw County judge is expected to impose that penalty when Bluew appears for sentencing Nov. 5. But where Bluew will serve his term in state prison hasn't been determined, and his status as a former officer could influence where and how he's assigned to a correctional facility... Bluew's status as a former police officer will factor into his placement... the nature of the crime for which he was convicted also is a factor... Other classification factors include his health, mental health, and educational or other special needs... Bluew has remained on unpaid suspension from the Buena Vista Police Department since the days following Webb's death. Sgt. Sean Waterman, the department's acting chief, said Friday he has submitted paperwork to Dexter Mitchell, the interim township manager, for a change of employment status for Bluew, seeking his termination... Every defendant in Michigan who is convicted of a felony after a trial has a right to appeal his or her conviction to the state Court of Appeals... [Full article here]

FROM LAST MONTH:

PROSECUTOR: KEN BLUEW KILLED HIS PREGNANT GIRLFRIEND JENNIFER WEBB AND 'MADE IT LOOK LIKE SOMETHING ELSE'
mlive.com
By Andy Hoag
on September 25, 2012
[Excerpts] Jennifer Webb was “happy, she was healthy, she was having a baby” and “did not commit suicide,” a prosecutor said today. Instead, Saginaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey D. Stroud told a jury of nine women and five men, Kenneth T. Bluew killed the 32-year-old Webb and “made it look like something else.”... Bluew and fellow Buena Vista Police Officer Tim Patterson found Webb's body... Police treated the death as a suicide until [Sgt. Sean] Waterman spoke with Webb's parents, who told Waterman that Bluew was the father of Braxton and that Webb was excited to give birth to the baby... Bluew's blood was found in various parts of Webb's vehicle and a bloody fingerprint on the passenger side door matched Bluew's right index finger. The fingerprint “had a piece of it missing”... [Full article here]

JENNIFER WEBB'S MOTHER, SISTER TESTIFY IN KEN BLUEW TRIAL ABOUT LEARNING OF HER DEATH
mlive.com
By Andy Hoag
September 28, 2012
[Excerpts] Angela Webb spoke with her mother just after 2 a.m. Aug. 31, 2011, and learned that police found her sister dead in an apparent suicide. Webb knew that her sister, Jennifer Webb, was “ecstatic” about soon giving birth to a son she named Braxton, and refused to believe that her sister would kill herself. “I said, 'That's bull----,' ” Webb testified this morning. Webb and her mother, Dawn Webb, cried together on the phone, and then Webb went to her parents' Bridgeport Township home, where Jennifer Webb recently had moved and prepared her bedroom for her soon-to-be newborn... [Buena Vista Police Officer Ken]Bluew already was at North Outer and Hack in Buena Vista Township about 11 p.m. Aug. 30 when fellow Officer Tim Patterson drove to the area... [Buena Vista Police Sgt. Sean] Waterman was called to the scene and treated the death as a suicide — until he learned of who the father of the baby was. Waterman “got kind of white,” Dawn Webb testified this morning, and said they needed to sit down and continue their conversation... Dawn Webb testified that Waterman called their home and told her that he was standing outside their home. When he entered the home, Waterman told her and her husband, Don, that their daughter's body was found. “I said, 'My daughter may be dead, but she did not commit suicide'” Webb testified... Angela Webb testified that her sister told her that Bluew was the father of the baby. Jennifer Webb eventually decided to name Bluew on Braxton's birth certificate and planned to go to the county Friend of the Court to secure child support,... [Full article here]
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3 comments:

  1. Im glad justice has been served. May Jennifer and Braxton rest in peace!

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  2. EX-COP KEN BLUEW SENTENCED TO LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE
    WNEM.com
    By Wesley Goheen
    Posted: Nov 05, 2012
    [Excerpts] The former police officer convicted of murdering a woman and their unborn child was in court for sentencing on Monday afternoon.
    Ex-Buena Vista Township police officer Ken Bluew received a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
    Bluew was convicted last month in the murder of Jenny Webb. Prosecutors said Bluew killed Jenny Webb near a Buena Vista Township gun range. Prosecutors said Bluew allegedly didn't want to pay child support, didn't want his wife to know about the situation and didn't want a baby. Bluew walked into a packed courtroom Monday afternoon with at least 10 uniformed Sheriff's deputies in attendance. The judge asked Bluew is there was anything he wanted to say, to which Bluew replied, "no sir"... the judge pronounced Bluew's sentence: mandatory life in prison without parole...
    Full article: http://www.wnem.com/story/20001135/former-buena-vista-police-officer-to-be-sentenced-monday

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  3. Still missing you Jenny and lil man Braxton!!

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