The boyfriend of murdered Georgia mom Debbie Collier’s daughter allegedly threatened violence against her entire family last year in a handwritten note and was arrested just a month ago for a parole violation.
“Have a nice life you lying ass b—h. Don’t ever contact me again!!! If you or your family ever come near me again, I will hurt them,” former amateur MMA fighter Andrew Giegerich allegedly wrote to Collier’s daughter Amanda Bearden in a chilling note, first reported on by the New York Post.
The handwritten message was scrawled in green marker and was included in police evidence photos after a May 2021 domestic dispute between Bearden and Giegerich. The two were living in a home owned by Collier’s husband and Bearden’s stepfather, Steve.
Bearden claimed her then-boyfriend had broken into her home, screamed at her and attacked her physically, leaving bruises on her shoulders and arms, according to police documents.
A police report reads: “In her living room, Bearden showed me a handwritten note left on a notebook. She advised Giegerich wrote this before he left.”
Giegerich had an amateur MMA record of four wins and three losses, not having fought since 2018. He was arrested and hit with various charges, including battery, and was ordered to stay away from Beardon, who was also arrested and charged for making a false police report, saying Giegerich had broken into their home when they actually lived together.
Athens-Clark County police described the two as having “a family violence relationship,” and his May 2021 arrest warrant stated, “Andrew Giegerich did intentionally cause visible bodily harm to Amanda Bearden, to wit: she had visible bruising to the right arm and shoulder.”
The police report also quoted a man who identified himself as Beardon’s stepfather. He said that, “The violence between Bearden and the boyfriend was pretty constant over the entire time they have dated, spanning a couple of years.”
Despite the order, Bearden and Giegerich seem to continue living together in the same house, claiming they moved back from Maryland just two days before Collier’s disappearance.
Giegerich told The Post Thursday he and Bearden had their phones confiscated by police after Collier’s death. “They’ve interrogated all of us. The people who are closest to [Collier] are kind of looked at as suspects right now,” he said.
However, it is standard police procedure to interview relatives and those who were last to see a person alive following a murder as part of the process of eliminating them from the investigation.
Bearden was the one who initially raised the alarm and reported her mother missing after receiving a haunting Venmo payment from her on Sept. 10. She wired her daughter $2,385 with a note that said “They are not going to let me go. Love you.”
Collier was found dead in a ravine about 60 miles north of her Athens, Ga., home on Sept. 11, naked and partially burned according to police documents.
Beardon and Giegerich said they had last seen her the previous day when she had bought them lunch.
Collier’s death has been ruled a homicide, and police have ruled out suicide and kidnapping.
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