Estranged husband arrested for murder of Wyndmoor woman held for trial

Kenneth Crisden Shea Jr., 37, of Feasterville-Trevose, was held for a trial after a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, May 7 on charges of first-, second-, and third-degree murder, burglary and possessing an instrument of crime in connection with the alleged April 10 fatal stabbing of his estranged wife, Elizabeth Shea, The Reporter said.

She was found by Springfield Township Police deceased in her Wyndmoor home’s master bedroom the day of the murder.

On April 11, Kenneth Shea was arrested. A joint investigation by Montgomery County Detectives and the Springfield Township Police Department determined that an air conditioning unit had been pushed inside the residence, allowing access through the window. Four hard drives from the home’s digital recording units and three cellphones had been discarded in the bathroom sink and toilet, police said.

Kenneth Shea was ordered to stand trial on separate charges of simple assault and strangulation in connection with an alleged January 2024 domestic assault of Elizabeth, The Reporter said. According to reports, Elizabeth Shea had a protection from abuse order against him.

He will face a formal arraignment hearing on all the charges in June. After that hearing, a county judge will schedule his trial.

Elizabeth Shea was the longtime owner of Lucky Dogz in Wyndmoor and a 1985 graduate of Springfield Township High School.

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