Amie Harwick murder: Suspect re-arrested, held on no bail one day after posting $2M bond

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A day after he was released from jail on $2 million bail, the man accused of killing sex and family therapist Amie Harwick at her Hollywood Hills home was re-arrested and held on a no-bail warrant.

Gareth Pursehouse, a 41-year-old resident of Playa del Rey and a former boyfriend of Harwick, had posted bond and was released from jail Tuesday night.

On Wednesday, a no-bail warrant was issued and he was taken into custody again.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office also said Pursehouse was officially charged with the murder on Wednesday.

He was charged with one count each of murder and of first-degree residential burglary, with the special circumstance of lying wait that makes him eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

He could also face the possibility of life in prison without possibility of parole.

Pursehouse is expected to be arraigned Thursday.

Harwick, who was once engaged to "The Price is Right" host Drew Carey, had a restraining order against Pursehouse until two weeks ago, when it expired, Los Angeles police said.

Amie Harwick died of blunt force injuries to her head and torso, Los Angeles County coroner's office says
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New details are emerging about the murder of well-known sex and family therapist Amie Harwick, who was killed at her home in the Hollywood Hills.



LAPD arrived to Harwick's home Saturday in the Hollywood Hills at about 1:16 a.m. and found her beneath a third-floor balcony with injuries consistent with a fall.
Pursehouse was arrested later that afternoon at his home in Playa del Rey.

Coroner's officials on Tuesday released the official cause of Harwick's death. She died of blunt force injuries to her head and torso after being transported to a hospital, according to the Los Angeles County office, which described the incident as a homicide.

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The murder of Amie Harwick, a well-known sex and family therapist, has left friends and neighbors in the Hollywood Hills grieving.



One of Harwick's friends said Pursehouse was "a stalker" who "didn't take it well at all" when the couple ended their previous relationship.
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