A Hollywood sex therapist and previous fiancee of comic Drew Carey appears to have been strangled before she was tossed off the third-floor terrace of her Hollywood Hills home, the Los Angeles County coroner’s workplace said Thursday.
Amie Harwick, 38, passed away Saturday and her ex-boyfriend Garth Pursehouse was charged with murder and first-degree residential robbery with the unique scenario allegation of lying in wait, making him eligible for the death charge, prosecutors stated.
Pursehouse’s arraignment has actually been delayed to March 4. The public defender’s workplace, which is representing the 41- year-old, did not instantly return a demand for comment.
The coroner’s workplace ruled Harwick’s death a murder on Monday and associated the cause to blunt force injuries, according to its site.
Amie Harwick, 38, passed away Saturday and her ex-boyfriend Garth Pursehouse was charged with murder and first-degree residential break-in with the unique allegation of lying in wait
The coroner’s workplace ruled Harwick’s death a homicide on Monday and attributed the cause to blunt force injuries, according to its site
Harwick’s autopsy showed proof of ‘manual strangulation,’ coroner’s spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani stated Thursday in an email, noting that the deadly fall from the balcony took place after an ‘altercation.’
Officers found proof of a struggle and a required entry to the house, authorities said.
Detectives discovered Harwick had just recently expressed worry about an ex-boyfriend and had previously submitted a restraining order against him, according to a authorities declaration. The limiting order had ended.
Harwick’s site described her as a marital relationship and sex therapist. She appeared on TV and radio and composed a book called ‘The New Sex Bible for Ladies.’
Carey dated Harwick for two years before the set split in 2018, months after revealing their engagement.
‘I hope you´re fortunate enough to have somebody in your life that likes as much as she did,’ Carey said on Twitter. CBS canceled the ‘Price is Right’ video game program for the week while he grieves.
Pursehouse was initially apprehended Saturday and posted $2 million bond. He was re-arrested Wednesday on a no bail warrant.
The unique scenario claims of lying in wait means that he is eligible for a death penalty sentence in California if he is founded guilty.
Harwick was previously engaged to the Cost is Right host Drew Carey but they split in November 2018 after dating for more than a year
Cops were called to Harwick’s Hollywood Hills home in the early hours of Saturday early morning after reports of a ‘woman screaming’.
She was suffering grave injuries and died in health center from blunt force injuries to the head and upper body.
Authorities stated she was assaulted and Pursehouse was subsequently detained in connection to her death. He was released on bond Tuesday however re-arrested Wednesday.
Pursehouse appeared in court on Thursday.
The arrest comes after it emerged that Harwick apparently suffered a catalog of abuse at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, who became obsessed with her after she dated him a decade back.
Harwick, who was a well-known sex therapist and former Playboy model, provided restraining orders against the professional photographer in 2011 and 2012 detailing a series of physical attacks.
Amie Harwick, 38, passed away Saturday and the LA coroner states she was manually strangled in an run-in and then tossed from a third-floor balcony
Ex-boyfriend Garth Pursehouse was charged with murder and first-degree property break-in with the unique scenario accusation of lying in wait
Harwick was discovered unconscious after falling from a third-floor balcony in her house, envisioned
Court files evaluated by DailyMail.com information how he once pushed her out of a cars and truck on the highway, and in another occurrence forced her onto the ground and viciously kicked her in the face.
Harwick accused Pursehouse suffocated her in Might 2011, stating he punched her, slammed her head onto the ground and covered her mouth to keep her from screaming after they got into a battle. He then kicked her leaving her covered in contusions and unable to walk.
‘There were several arguments in which Gareth Pursehouse choked me, suffocated me, pushed me versus walls, kicked me, dropped me to the ground with force, force-restrained me, slammed my head into the ground and punched me with a closed fist,’ she composed in court documents outdated June 22, 2011.
On June 18, 2011 Pursehouse is stated to have pressed her out of a vehicle and left her on the freeway late at night.
Harwick gotten a momentary restraining order against Pursehouse in 2011 and was gave another one less than a year later, which ended in April 2015.
In California the maximum length of a restraining order is five years.
Harwick had actually seen Pursehouse in January this year at the XBiz adult-industry awards ceremony in downtown Los Angeles where he was working as a photographer.
She was a guest at the reveal, hosted by pornography star Rainy Daniels, and was envisioned posturing on the red carpet.
Harwick and Pursehouse saw each other at the XBiz Awards on January 16, which was said to reignite his fascination with her
Pursehouse envisioned circled in red at the XBiz Awards, was working as a professional photographer and presumably harassed Harwick. The porn star Rainy Daniels, envisioned in the silver dress, hosted the occasion
A pal told the Los Angeles Times that seeing her seemed to ‘reignite his compulsive preoccupation with her’.
Harwick was the author of the book The New Sex Bible for Ladies.
She was formerly engaged to the Cost is Right host Drew Carey but they split in November 2018 after dating for more than a year.
She received her degree in psychology from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California. Harwick likewise made her masters of arts in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University.
In 2015, Harwick appeared in the popular online documentary entitled Addicted to Sexting.
She offered weekly treatment sessions at $200 per session, according to her website.