Suspended Michigan police officer convicted of murder in strangling of his pregnant girlfriend
Jennifer Webb found dead in August 2011, Kenneth Bluew convicted
A jury in Saginaw has convicted a 37-year-old suspended police officer of first-degree murder in the extension cord strangulation of a woman eight months pregnant with his son.
The Saginaw County Circuit Court jury reached the verdict Thursday in the trial of Kenneth Bluew. It also convicted him of assault causing a miscarriage and having a firearm in a felony.
He faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole. His sentencing wasn't immediately scheduled.
Bluew and another Buena Vista police officer found Jennifer Webb's body in August 2011 hanging by the cord from her vehicle's roof rack.
Defense lawyer Rod O'Farrell says Michigan State Police conducted a flawed investigation and says Webb committed suicide.
Webb's parents say the married officer was the father of their daughter's unborn baby.
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