The man convicted in the tragic murder of Drew Carey’s ex-fiancee, Dr. Amie Harwick, has been handed a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Gareth Pursehouse, the perpetrator, has finally received his punishment over three years after the devastating incident that led to Harwick’s untimely death.
Gareth Pursehouse has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of Dr. Amie Harwick, the ex-fiancee of Drew Carey. The case highlighted the tragic consequences of unresolved relationships and the importance of taking threats seriously.
Justice Served: Life Behind Bars
In a courtroom decision on Wednesday, Pursehouse was sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars. The sentence comes after a lengthy trial in September, where he was found guilty of first-degree murder with a special circumstance allegation.
The prosecution’s case revealed that Pursehouse had broken into Harwick’s home in February 2020 and lay in wait for her return. As she entered the house, he launched a vicious attack, which concluded with him throwing her off a third-story balcony. The motive behind this horrific crime was reportedly Pursehouse’s inability to move on from their previous relationship, which had ended years before. Tragically, Harwick had expressed concerns about Pursehouse to her close friends just prior to her tragic demise.
Pursehouse’s defense team admitted in court that he had unlawfully entered Harwick’s house on that fateful night. However, they argued that his intention was never to cause her harm, suggesting that Harwick may have climbed over the balcony herself and accidentally fallen. Nevertheless, the jury firmly disagreed, siding with the prosecution.
Swift Arrest and Investigation
Following Harwick’s death, Pursehouse was swiftly arrested, thanks in part to the assistance of surveillance video, which implicated him as the prime suspect. The news of Harwick’s murder was a shock to many, including her former fiancé, Drew Carey, who had been engaged to her in 2018. Although their relationship ended less than a year later, Carey was devastated by the news and even attended her wake.