Kevin Metzger Death – The Westmoreland County District Attorney Nicole W. Ziccarelli says a woman has been charged with aiding suicide in connection to the death of a 37-year-old man in 2021. According to law enforcement agencies, Kevin Metzger, of Greensburg PA passed away from an apparent suicide. A recent investigation showed Kevin Metzger’s estranged girlfriend Mandie Reusch had to send him multiple text messages urging him to kill himself as he was the worst person she ever met on earth.
In the complaint, cops list other things Reusch said, such as, “Kill yourself. I’m serious.” “I want you to kill yourself because I think you are the worst person in the world.”
Police say that one of the messages talked about the couple’s daughter and said, “I will make it my last wish that you never see your daughter and that she knows who you are.”
Another: “I hope you burn in hell, and my daughter and her real father will dance on your grave.” Don’t talk to us anymore. Die slow and suffer.”
Nicole W. Ziccarelli, the district attorney for Westmoreland County, worked with the Pennsylvania State Police to say that Mandie Reusch, 35, of Greensburg, has been charged with a crime. State Trooper Philip Dern and the District Attorney’s Office have been looking into this case for two years, and Reusch has been arrested and charged with helping someone commit suicide, which is a crime, and harassing someone, which is a misdemeanor. Kevin Metzger, who was 37 and had broken up with Reusch, killed himself on June 18, 2021.
Investigators found a letter in Mr. Metzger’s apartment that they think he wrote. They also found messages on his public Facebook page that talked about how he had been harassed and asked for money. Horrible and graphic messages were sent to Mr. Metzger. “Mr. Metzger might still be alive today if those messages hadn’t influenced and encouraged him to kill himself,” said District Attorney Ziccarelli. These texts from Mr. Metzger’s ex-girlfriend went on and on for months until the victim killed himself and put an end to it. “We extend our condolences to the Metzger family for their loss and the grief they have experienced since his death. We will not allow or tolerate this kind of egregious behavior.
The level of bullying, harassment, and threats rose to a criminal level in this particular case, and we will prosecute it to the fullest extent of the law. Suicide is never the solution. There is help available, you can call 9-8-8 or the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 800-273-8255, or you can text TALK to 741741,” District Attorney Ziccarelli said. Reusch was arraigned Tuesday morning and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 27, 2023.
Disclaimer: To the extent that pending criminal matters are discussed, all such charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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