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Trial continues for suspended police officer Ken Bluew

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(10/10/12) - Back on the stand Wednesday, the lead investigator in the Ken Bluew murder trail faced cross examination.

Bluew, a suspended Buena Vista Township police officer, is accused of strangling his pregnant girlfriend.

Tuesday, jurors saw video of Bluew being questioned by police.

Wednesday, one of the investigators in that room faced off with defense attorneys.

Jason Teddy is one of the lead investigators in this case. He took the stand again.

The medical examiner testified next. He said the cause of Jennifer Webb's death was neck compression.

Defense Attorney Rod Ofarrell tried to make the case that Webb took her own life. He read text messages that she sent from her cell phone. Those messages talked about her home being broken into several times.

She also said she was concerned about possibly being out of work.

Prosecutor Jeff Stroud asked Teddy if there were any text messages that came from Webb's cell phone that indicated that she may have had thoughts about committing suicide. He said, "No, sir."

Saginaw County prosecutor Mike Thomas asked Kanu Virani, the medical examiner, about his findings from the autopsy.

"One, category of the neck compression which consists of congestion of the face and brain. Number two, bruising on both of her arms, right forearm and back of right hand. Number three, electrical chord looping around her neck," Virani said.

Virani also described the cause of death as a choke hold from another person. He demonstrated that position on Saginaw County Prosecutor Mike Thomas.

Court will continue Thursday at 9 a.m.

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