Gareth Pursehouse was discovered responsible on Thursday by a Los Angeles jury of murdering Hollywood intercourse therapist Amie Harwick, his ex from almost a decade in the past, in February 2020; she and Drew Carey had been briefly engaged in 2018.
Greater than three years after the tragic dying of Hollywood intercourse therapist Amie Harwick, Gareth Pursehouse has been convicted of her homicide. He and Harwick dated almost a decade earlier than her dying. She was later concerned with Drew Carey, with the couple briefly engaged in 2018.
A Los Angeles jury discovered Pursehouse responsible on Thursday of first-degree homicide and first-degree housebreaking. He faces a life sentence with no risk of parole. Sentencing is slated for December 6.
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Harwick and Pursehouse had been romantically concerned for a couple of yr and a half, however this was almost a decade earlier than her dying. They’d damaged up again in 2012. They noticed each other once more at a conference in January 2020, with associates testifying he then started stalking her.
On the occasion, the 2 spoke, with Harwick’s colleague and good friend Dr. Hernando Chaves testifying he overheard Pursehouse telling Harwick, “You ruined my life, you bitch.”
They additional alleged Harwick expressed she was afraid of Pursehouse and had gotten two restraining orders in opposition to him. On February 15, 2020, Harwick was discovered gravely injured beneath her condo balcony; she died after arriving on the hospital.
Prosecutors alleged that Pursehouse lay in await Harwick the day earlier than, Valentine’s Day, with intentions of killing her with a deadly overdose of nicotine. They argued that he strangled her and threw her off her third-floor Hollywood Hills balcony after her screams woke a downstairs neighbor after which fled the scene.
When he was arrested, he was coated in recent cuts and bruises, whereas a syringe matching the model because the one crammed with nicotine at Harwick’s was additionally found at his dwelling.
Drew Carey Reveals Final Textual content Message He Obtained from Ex Amie Harwick Earlier than Her Homicide
An electronic mail Harwick allegedly despatched herself the identical night time of their interplay was additionally proven to the courtroom, through which she wrote, “At the moment I felt very scared” after working into Pursehouse. She additionally wrote that he was “shaking violently” whereas talking together with her, including that she felt the necessity to “neutralize” the state of affairs by speaking him down.
“I did not suppose he was going to assault me in that second, however this clearly [showed] me how obsessed he was. He advised me that he thinks about me day-after-day and day-after-day he cries. He advised me he misplaced his job after we broke up as a result of he could not work,” she wrote. “He advised me that it doesn’t matter what he did he could not cease obsessing over me.”
“He advised me that I used to be a cheater and a liar, as a result of he thought we had been nonetheless collectively after I believed that we had been damaged up,” she continued. “He recited textual content messages that I had despatched from this timeframe, about 9 years in the past, he recited the date, who they had been [to] and precisely what was mentioned Phrase for Phrase. I could not imagine it, I used to be very scared. He mentioned he wasn’t in a position to transfer on … he mentioned he thinks about me continually.”
“I am fairly nervous that I am extra on his radar now,” she added. “It terrifies me that he is been obsessive about me for 9 years, thinks about me day-after-day, cannot transfer on, cries and throws tantrums on this manner. He is [redacted] and targeted on harming me.”
Drew Carey on Why He Forgave His Ex-Fiancée Amie Harwick’s Alleged Assassin
Textual content messages between Harwick and Pursehouse had been additionally proven throughout opening arguments, with the defendant messaging the sufferer after their interplay after discovering her telephone quantity on-line. Although he hoped to proceed the dialog, she declined, saying the 2 could possibly be “civil from a distance, respect one another and transfer ahead with our personal lives.”
On the time of her dying, Drew Carey shared that he’d taken time without work of labor, returning for a taping of The Value Is Proper with highschool children. “It was the primary present again and all people knew what occurred to me. And so, I took time throughout the break to speak to those children,” he mentioned on The Speak on the time.
“I actually needed to do it as a result of it was highschool children and I talked to them about how I forgave the man who murdered Amie,” Carey continued. “I did it virtually as quickly as I may, straight away. He was mentally sick. The man was abused as a child and you’ve got to have the ability to forgive individuals like that.”
Whereas Carey added he, after all, wished her alleged killer “by no means did it” and “he by no means met” Amie, he famous that forgiveness “doesn’t suggest you need to hang around with them or be their good friend.”
Talking after the decision, District Legal professional George Gascón mentioned, “At the moment, justice has been served for Amie Harwick and her family members who’ve endured unimaginable ache all through this horrible ordeal. Our ideas and help stay with them as they start to heal. I need to commend the diligent work and dedication of the prosecution workforce from the Main Crimes Division who labored to safe this conviction.”