KFOR / Pottawatomie County
MUSKEGON, Mich. -- (WXMI) -- A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to send Kevin Bluhm, the cousin of accused killer and kidnapper Jeffrey Willis, to trial on charges related to the murder of Jessica Heeringa.
Bluhm is charged with being an accessory after the fact in the murder of Heeringa. Police believe he helped Willis hide the woman's body after she'd been killed.
Jeffrey Willis is accused of killing Heeringa in 2013. He is also charged for the 2014 murder of Rebekah Bletch and for kidnapping a teen girl last spring.
Bluhm, a former corrections officer, confessed to lying to police investigating the disappearance of Heeringa and the murder of Bletsch, for which he was charged and sentenced for obstruction.
Last summer, Bluhm told police Willis “did do it,” when asked about the abduction of Heeringa.
Initially, Bluhm told investigators he "knew nothing" of Heeringa's disappearance or Willis' potential involvement, but later changed his story and told investigators he helped "take care of" Heeringa with Willis.
Bluhm later recanted that statement too.