Jessica Fear Update

The preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing Jessica Fear is underway as the niece of the suspect takes the stand.

Leonard Westervelt's niece says her uncle told her he stabbed Fear at the Sunoco gas station in Fowlerville.

The niece also told the court that Westervelt had had a previous relationship with Fear. The young woman was working the late shift in September of 2003 when she was murdered.

A detective also testified that Westervelt admitted to stabbing Fear after an argument.

The preliminary hearing continues next Friday.