The man's attorney had words for the Washington County District Attorney's Office, which opposed his release.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — A terminally-ill Washington County man awaiting trial in prison has died.

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Dwayne Bruce was waiting for his trial at SCI Somerset in connection with allegations that he threatened three Verizon employees working on a cell tower near his home in Hanover Township in January 2020.

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Bruce was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, and his family fought for him to spend his final weeks in hospice care. But pleas for his release failed.

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On Thursday, 24 hours after KDKA’s reporting on his story, Bruce died.