Wawa employee testifies Radnor shooter looked 'determined' to gun down ex-wife

Jim Melwert
May 16, 2019 - 12:26 pm
Brian Kennedy is accused of killing his ex-wife at a Wawa in Radnor Township.

Tim Jimenez/KYW Newsradio; mugshot by Delaware County District Attorney's Office


RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Wawa employee, who was working at the Radnor Township convenience store when a Devon man walked in and gunned down his ex-wife in March, shared his story at the man’s preliminary hearing Thursday. 

The 18-year-old high school senior testified he was one of four employees in the Wawa on Old Sugartown Road, around 8:20 p.m. on March 28. He was working the register when he saw Brian Kennedy walk in, holding a long, black rifle, which he described as a gun "they use in the Army."

The teen said he made eye contact with Kennedy and he looked “angry and determined.”

He said Kennedy walked back to the coffee station and opened fire at a woman from about 3 feet away, firing five or six shots.

The teen ducked behind the counter as Kennedy walked back around the register and left the store, never saying a word.


Kennedy’s ex-wife, Stephanie Miller, died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say she thought she was meeting her ex-husband to pick up their 6-year-old son as part of their custody arrangement.

Kennedy was arrested in 2016 after he threatened to kill Miller at that same Wawa. She had a protection from abuse (PFA) order against Kennedy, but it expired in September 2018.

Following the hearing, a man who said he was a close friend of Miller’s choked up as he told reporters she was good person and didn’t deserve any of this.

Kennedy is ordered to stand trial on all charges, including first-degree murder. His formal arraignment is scheduled for next week in Delaware County court.