Kenneth Bluew trial may receive gag order - WNEM TV 5

Kenneth Bluew case granted gag order during trial

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The lawyer representing the officer accused of killing his girlfriend and her unborn child wants prosecutors, police and others to keep quiet about the case.

Suspended Buena Vista Township police officer Kenneth Bluew appeared in court Friday, two months before his case is due to go to trial.

Rod O' Farrell, the lawyer representing Bluew, was in court Friday in an attempt to make that happen. During the hearing, the judge denied a request to change the location of the trial and said it would be held in Saginaw County, but there will be a gag order.

Bluew faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Jennifer Webb. It's been nearly one year since Webb's body was found strangled not far from a police shooting range. She was eight months pregnant at the time of her death.

The prosecution asked that certain statements be admitted during the trial, such as Webb's intent to name Bluew as the child's father on the birth certificate, and her desire to seek child support from Bluew.

The defense reiterated its position that Webb committed suicide. Bluew's trial is set to start in mid-September.

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