(09/28/12) - The mother of a pregnant woman found strangled to death last August, took the stand Friday in the trial of a former police officer accused in her murder.
Ken Bluew remains suspended from the Buena Vista Township Police Department.
He was one of the first officers on scene last summer when the body of Jennifer Webb was found.
She was eight months pregnant.
It was then revealed that Bluew, who was married at the time, was in a relationship with Webb.
Investigators say he's accused of making her death look like a suicide to try to avoid child support.
When Jennifer Webb's mother took the stand Friday, she said there's no way her daughter would take her own life.
Dawn Webb described the knock she got on her door last August when acting Buena Vista Township Police Chief Sean Waterman, who was a sergeant at the time, told her that her daughter Jennifer committed suicide.
"I think he said, 'there was a suicide' and then he said 'she hung herself' and I said 'is she dead? ' and he said 'yes' and then I said 'My daughter may be dead, but she did not commit not suicide.'"
Waterman then asked Mr and Mrs.Webb if they knew their daughter was pregnant.
We said yes and he said 'do you know who the father is?' and I said 'yes' and he said 'what's his name?' and I said 'Ken Bluew' and then Sgt. Waterman got kind of white-looking and he said 'I think we need to go sit down and talk,'" Dawn Webb said.
Angie Webb said her sister was too excited about the baby to take her own life. "The sergeant came to the door and said that 'your sister committed suicide' and I automatically said that's (obscenity). She wouldn't do that."
Saginaw County prosecutor Mike Thomas asked Dawn Webb if she read the suicide note that was found. Webb said she proceeded to read the note out loud last August so her husband and daughter could hear.
"Truthfully I did not read the whole thing because as I got half way through it, I realized this was nothing that my daughter would have ever written and there were things in here that weren't true," she said.
The trial is expected to resume Tuesday.
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