A California man was found guilty of brutally murdering his sex therapist ex-girlfriend – who once was the fiancée of Drew Carey’s.
Gareth Pursehouse, of Playa del Rey, was convicted of first-degree murder for the killing of Amie Harwick. On Wednesday, Pursehouse was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Pursehouse, 45, allegedly broke into Harwick’s home, waited for as many as four hours for her to get home, and attacked her.
Pursehouse reportedly murdered Harwick, 38, by throwing her over a third-floor balcony at her home in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles around 1:00 a.m. on Feb. 15, 2020, prosecutors said. Harwick fell 20 feet and landed in the backyard patio, according to court documents. Police said they could hear Harwick faintly breathing.
Harwick died at a hospital two hours later.
The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the woman died from “blunt force injuries of the head and torso” and that there was evidence of “manual strangulation.”
Pursehouse and Harwick had dated years earlier for about 18 months. Harwick obtained a restraining order against him in 2012.
WABC reported, “The prosecutor said Pursehouse was a ‘man who couldn’t move on,’ and noted that Harwick had…