Suspect in Drew Carey’s ex-fiancé’s murder behind bars

Gareth Pursehouse, 41, is behind bars and could face the death penalty after he was accused of murdering the long-time game show host’s former fiance, therapist Amie Harwick.
2:00 | 02/21/20

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We'll get to the latest on the murder of drew Carey's former fiancee a prominent therapist in Los Angeles and a different ex-boyfriend arrested for the crime. Gio Benitez with more. Reporter: It turns out she filed a restraining order against this man but that restraining order expired just days before her death. Now the ex is being held without bail and drew Carey is speaking out. Hi, this is Dr. Amie Harwick. Reporter: The man accused of murdering drew Carey's former fiancee sex therapist amie Harwick is behind bars potentially facing the death penalty. On Thursday, 41-year-old gareth pursehouse seen in this YouTube video -- People look at me like I'm a crazy person when I do this but I don't care. Reporter: Appearing in court after authorities say he strangled and threw her off the third floor balcony of her Hollywood hills apartment. Mr. Pursehouse, you have the right to a speedy arraignment. Do you understand that right? Yes. Reporter: Harwick and drew Carey were engaged in 2018 before splitting up. Carey remembering her with this Twitter video writing I hope you're lucky enough to have someone in your life that loves as much as she did. Harwick often talking about relationships on her YouTube page. That person could act out a little bit more, be manipulative to get their partner's attention especially if they feel like there will be a rejection. Reporter: Court documents show she filed two restraining orders against pursehouse, one expiring just two weeks ago. They broke up and he didn't take it well at all. And he would do stupid stuff, say stupid stuff. You would tell him, move on, dude. Leave it alone and he wouldn't. I just feel like we failed her. The system has failed her. Reporter: And now drew Carey is urging his followers to sign a petition that among other things calls for changing domestic violence laws to eliminate expiration dates on restraining orders. Okay. Thanks, gio.

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