UPDATES: Conway Headed to Jury Trial for South Baldwin Homicide Charge

The trial is expected to begin on April 22.

UPDATE (Monday, July 22, 10:23 p.m.): Read here.

UPDATE (Friday, Feb. 1, 2:09 p.m.): Nothing of major significance in this case changed with today's status hearing, according to an available docket sheet. Conway Jr. remains in the Allegheny County Jail.

UPDATE (Friday, Jan. 4, 11:50 a.m.): Conway Jr. will have a status hearing at the Allegheny County Courthouse on Feb. 1, followed by a jury trial to begin on April 22.

UPDATE (Tuesday, Dec. 18, 4:59 p.m.): Conway Jr. will have a pretrial conference at the county courthouse on Jan. 4.

UPDATE (Friday, Nov. 16, 11:15 p.m.): Conway Jr.'s homicide charge has been held for court, and he faces a formal arraignment at the county courthouse on Dec. 18.


Police are charging Benjamin Conway Jr. with criminal homicide in the killing of his wife, Kimberly Jo Conway, at 5228 Meadowcrest Rd. in Baldwin Borough on Nov. 4.

Baldwin Borough police officers were sent to the Meadowcrest home in south Baldwin at around 1:50 a.m. that day for a report of a woman who had been shot, according to Sergeant Scott Scherer of the Allegheny County Police Department's Homicide Unit.

Upon the officers' arrival, they discovered 33-year-old Kimberly Jo dead of an apparent gunshot wound inside of the home.

Also present at the scene were the believed gunman—31-year-old Benjamin—and a relative of the Conways.

The Allegheny County Assessment Web page lists Kimberly Jo and Benjamin as the co-owners of the home since September 2011.

"Conway Jr. was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital, where he is being treated for injuries that were self-inflicted after the shooting," Scherer said in a news release.

County Homicide detectives learned that the Conways had a domestic dispute with the other relative present in the home, Scherer said.

"The relative disarmed Conway Jr. after the shooting and called 911," Scherer said.

Read through other Baldwin Borough police items here.


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Margaret French November 19, 2012 at 03:48 PM
NE12Ukid-are you saying that no part of Brownsville Road is in Baldwin? If so, you better get some glasses and look at that map closer.
NE12Ukid November 19, 2012 at 05:16 PM
cc 10:02 am on Monday, November 19, 2012 once again your an idiot like no part of brownsville is in baldwin. Dont try to twist our words, just because you know you screwed up, cc. We never said there was "no part" of Brownsville in Baldwin, just that what YOU claimed about drug deals on Brownsville "up by Brentwood" is wrong, wrong, wrong. THAT is NOT Baldwin, so you should not have called the Baldwin police and then badmouth them time and again, when the mistake was YOURS. Only the part in South Baldwin, near the South Park line, like the other poster TOLD you is in Baldwin. Not any part of, as you say it, "Brownsville up by Brentwood". You will never admit that you screwed this up, eh, cc? Just keep calling other people who are RIGHT idiots and morons, with those three fingers pointing right back at you. Don't you understand what it means when I tell you there is no portrait so clear as the one you paint of yourself?
JM November 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I do not understand the irrational hate for the Baldwin Boro Police Dept. My only interactions with the officers have been positive. My family and I have only ever needed to call the Baldwin police one time, and they responded within 5 minutes on the scene. and it had nothing to do with a DUI.
NE12Ukid November 19, 2012 at 06:04 PM
NO, that is NOT what I said, not what the others said either, Margaret, please read what I and the other two posters have said, not what cc makes up in her mind and tries to CLAIM that someone else said when they did not say that. We said that cc's complaints about drug traffic on "Brownsville Rd up by Brentwood" is not in Baldwin Borough because THAT IS NOT IN BALDWIN BOROUGH. We did not say that NO PART of Brownsville in in Baldwin, because all three of us know that the part in S. Baldwin down near South Park IS IN BALDWIN BOROUGH. But NOT the area that cc is always complaining about. So perhaps it is you who needs to put the glasses on and look at our words more closely? Regardless, cc will never admit her repeated mistake, but at least now the Patch readers know the truth.
NE12Ukid November 19, 2012 at 06:45 PM
it's just cc, JM.. She lives in Whitehall and thinks all things Whitehall are perfect and all things Baldwin Borough are bad, bad, bad. Her complaint is based on a mistake she made and will not admit, as you can see in the posts below.
NE12Ukid November 19, 2012 at 06:48 PM
cc 10:02 am on Monday, November 19, 2012 ne12ukid, once again your an idiot you wrote "cc does seem very hung up on this complaning about DUI arrests, seems like s/he either has a bad relationship with the police or with drinking/drunks, another obsession? just musing...." >>>> Thank you for repeating my words to show AGAIN that no one said you dated a police officer. Sorry your delusions are out of control again. But are you ever going to admit that "Brownsville Rd up by Brentwood" is NOT BALDWIN BOROUGH. I know, you won't. Have a great day, dear. And thanks for the amusement.
Robert Edward Healy, III November 21, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Police Show Restraint During Baldwin Homicide Incident: http://patch.com/A-zHt4
Robert Edward Healy, III December 18, 2012 at 09:59 PM
UPDATE: Conway Jr. will have a pretrial conference at the county courthouse on Jan. 4.
NE12Ukid December 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM
OK, you can't answer, just admit it.
Katherine Pampena December 24, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Please get the facts straight before you comment!!! There is no greater loss than the loss of a child,and a sister!!! I will be Kims voice, I am her mother!!!!!
Katherine Pampena December 24, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Kim did nothing but love Ben unconditionally!! She was shot in cold blood!!!RIP Kim we Love you and Miss you!!!!!
cc December 24, 2012 at 01:33 PM
i am so glad ne12ukid thinks they know everything. baldwin police got an award for busting dui's only thing they are good at not real police work as other boroughs and townships are.
cc December 24, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Katherine Pampena, I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Robert Edward Healy, III January 04, 2013 at 04:50 PM
UPDATE: Conway Jr. will have a status hearing at the county courthouse on Feb. 1, followed by a jury trial to begin on April 22.
gtw January 12, 2013 at 10:52 PM
I know Kim and Ben both. This is a terrible tragedy that should of never happend period. They have always been a beautiful couple who had nothing but love for oneanother. They were going no where but up. Before this night they both lead promising lives together. This has to be terrible for both sides of the families because I know they also know the love that Kim and Ben shared as well. Anytime i had a question concerning my animals Kim was the first person I'd call. Anytime I needed a helping hand Ben was the first at my door. I know they both liked to drink. They loved enjoying life together. If you spent anytime with Kim and Ben together you to would see How much he cherished and adored her and how they loved being a married couple. They were truelly inseprable and always wanted to be with oneanother. That is what makes this a true tragedy. By this alone he deserves a fair trail and his side should be heard. This could be a terribe accident. He has to live without the love of his life and know he has a responsibility in her death. It is easy to listen to assumptions and say case closed, But when you know them personally it is hard to see the life they lead and say case closed. Thier photos on Kims Facebook show the love they shared with oneanother.
gtw January 12, 2013 at 11:06 PM
They were together for over 13 years approx. Kim was a strong person with a great career if he was abusive she would have left him long ago. There was No History of violence between them from what i or may people that knew them had seen, but to the persons that say Ben was a violent person you had a responsibility to Kim to make it known. It was incumbent upon you to make this known. Shame on you if you knew this was true and you didnt make this known. May this rest on your conscience. Unless you were piling your empty judgement onto a already bad situation. Those of you who did know them i ask you to remember the love they shared and if you did not know them then you have a right to your opinion, but it really does not hold any weight. I could not see Ben shooting his wife, love of his life, bestfriend, confidont in cold blood. It is easy to cast judgement on other people lives and say throw away the key before all the facts are heard. espcially if its not your life hanging in the balance. It is much more relavent to wait for all the facts then you can make your judgement calls. Nothing will bring true closure to this tragedy, but it might help if you heard all the facts first. Kim I know you are looking down and you will guide the situation the way you would want it to go. Help us to make sense of this.
JD January 15, 2013 at 10:46 PM
You quote " I could not see Ben shooting his wife". The article states he was with his wife along with a relative and was disarmed by the relative. Who else could it be? You state they liked to drink. What he did was inexcusable. There is no satisfactory punishment to suit this type of crime.
gtw January 18, 2013 at 12:56 AM
You did not quote the whole sentence. " I could not see Ben shooting his wife, love of his life, bestfriend, confidont in cold blood." Look im in no way placing blame on the victim. Kim is a beautiful person with a kind heart and a gentle soul and in no way deserved the fate she met that night. I'm just stating what I observed through my friendship with them. They were both good friends to me. It just seems to me that something went terribly wrong that night and it could've been a terrible accident. This is something he himself has to and will face. If this is a terrible accident I cant imagine the loss, terror and devestation he is enduring. I cant see jumping to conclusions just yet when I witnessed the love that they shared. I owe it to my friendship to reserve judgement until all the facts are presented. I'm in noway trying to offend Anyone. If Kim is your family member. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Earth has lost a beautiful person inside and out and God has gained a magnifisant Angel. My deepest sympathies to both families.
Robert Edward Healy, III February 01, 2013 at 07:09 PM
UPDATE: Nothing of major significance in this case changed with today's status hearing, according to an available docket sheet. Conway remains in the Allegheny County Jail.
Danny February 04, 2013 at 09:20 PM
one word for "cc" DISGRUNTLED and MISERABLE!
cc February 04, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Sorry Danny but you got it wrong, Baldwin Borough Police force is a joke, only thing they are good at is busting dui's nothing else
Danny February 05, 2013 at 03:23 PM
You are something else "cc", that is all I can say. Like I said "DISGRUNTLED and MISERABLE"
driver February 05, 2013 at 04:59 PM
CC - read the original article on this case. The police were given kudo's for their response time to the incident. When I originally read the article I wondered why you didn't write something stupid at the time. Here is a quote from the original article for your reading pleasure cc: *** Scott also read a thank-you card aloud on Tuesday that his department received from a group of Meadowcrest residents. "Thank you for your quick response and professionalism during the incident (that) weekend," Scott read. "Also, thank you for your help and consideration, after the fact, to the neighbors."
Danny February 05, 2013 at 05:52 PM
"cc" If BPD is such a joke, then how are they able to maintain their International Association (CALEA) accreditation for best practices and procedures? Not every PD has this accreditation. After reading about CALEA accreditation, I don’t think a PD that didn’t care would go through this process. I think that says a lot about a smaller communities PD. http://www.calea.org/content/law-enforcement-accreditation
driver February 07, 2013 at 12:06 AM
cc.- it appears that once again YOU are the idiot. Part of Brownsville Road is in Baldwin Borough, just not the part that you claim that they don' respond to.
Kerianne dombrowski March 11, 2013 at 11:28 AM
I think if you are going to leave judge mental comments on here at least use your real name
Katherine Pampena April 30, 2013 at 08:09 AM
Katherine Pampena The trial for the killing of Kim Pampena will be on July29,2013! Finally our family will see justice!! Please keep us in your prayers,and please never forget what a kind and caring Kim was. Keep her memory alive!!!
unknownauthor May 03, 2013 at 09:03 AM
Hi I have read your articles , Thanks for sharing the daily updates for Conway Headed to Jury Trial for South Baldwin Homicide Charge and Conway animal hospital.
Robert Edward Healy, III July 22, 2013 at 10:24 PM
UPDATE: http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/south-baldwin-man-pleads-guilty-to-murder
Robert Edward Healy, III July 29, 2013 at 01:14 PM
UPDATE: http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/south-baldwin-man-learns-punishment-for-killing-wife-after-argument


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