KOP man facing charges after ambushing estranged wife in Walmart parking lot

52-year-old Geoffrey Kay-Conway.
52-year-old Geoffrey Kay-Conway. Photo credit Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A King of Prussia man is facing charges after ambushing his estranged wife in a parking lot Sunday morning, despite an active protection from abuse order.

Upper Merion police say 52-year-old Geoffrey Kay-Conway’s estranged wife had just gotten in her car after loading groceries in a Walmart parking lot when Kay-Conway opened her driver’s side door and started stabbing her in the legs with a metal pick while pushing her into the passenger seat.

The woman was able to escape from the car and started yelling for help. Other people in the parking lot came to her aid.

Investigators say he was able to locate her there that day because of a tracking device he attached to her car.

After the attack, police say they found Kay-Conway by his truck in a nearby parking lot with the pick and zip-tie handcuffs in his pocket. In the truck, they found a non-lethal pepper ball gun, duct tape, a family photo album, numerous weapons, and a letter in an envelope addressed to his brother, where Kay-Conway said he was going to rape and kill the woman and then kill himself.

The letter also had a copy of a court order from Kay-Conway’s October arrest for violation of the protection from abuse with the next court date scheduled for December. Police say on the bottom of the paper Kay-Conway wrote he had “1.5 months to kill [her]. Could have killed her 17 times if I wanted. What a weak system.”

Geoffrey Kay-Conway is charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder, kidnapping, rape and stalking.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.