By: KDKA-TV News Staff
WASHINGTON COUNTY (KDKA) — A terminally-ill Washington County man awaiting trial in prison has died.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Is Another Relief Payment Coming?
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.READ MORE: 17-Year-Old Girl Sentenced For Helping 16-Year-Old Boy Accused Of Killing 4 In West Virginia
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.MORE NEWS: Ahead Of Big Weekend In Pittsburgh, Doctors Recommend Masking Up Even If It's Not Required
On Thursday, 24 hours after KDKA’s reporting on his story, Bruce died.