Girlfriend charged with manslaughter in Ashley

By Ed Lewis - [email protected]
Breymeier -

ASHLEY — A woman from Ashley was arraigned Friday for allegedly stabbing and killing her boyfriend in May.

State police charged Haley Ann Rimmer, 38, with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Brian Breymeier, 31, inside their residence at 144 S. Main St. on May 20.

Breymeier was found by Sugar Notch police lying on his back and Rimmer doing CPR on him, according to court records.

Breymeier was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities initially suspected Breymeier stabbed himself, but an investigation alleged Rimmer and Breymeier were involved in a violent domestic dispute about money.

According to a criminal complaint:

Rimmer told investigators she was arguing with Breymeier because he spent money on cocaine and on his motorcycle. The money was meant for a birthday party, a babysitter and for a concert.

As they continued to argue, Rimmer claimed Breymeier used her cell phone to manipulate her Facebook account. She alleged Breymeier damaged her Ford Focus and in return, she tipped over his motorcycle.

The argument escalated into physical violence as Rimmer told investigators Breymeier began throwing items at her. He allegedly crushed a pack of cigarettes and tossed it at her as she was bathing to clean off coffee he had poured on her head. She claimed Breymeier sprayed babywash on her, and used a knife to cut up a rug she purchased for the residence.

Investigators said Rimmer’s two children during separate interviews said their mother was involved in a domestic dispute with Breymeier. One of the children told investigators Breymeier cried out, “she stabbed me.”

The other child claimed to seeing Rimmer picking up the knife Breymeier used to cut the rug.

Investigators say Rimmer sent a text message to a friend stating, “He just caved me, my whole (expletive) car. I’m going to get arrested.”

Rimmer, accompanied by her attorney, Peter Moses, was arraigned by District Judge Donald Whittaker in Nanticoke. She was released on $50,000 unsecured bail.

Rimmer waived her right to a preliminary hearing, sending the involuntary manslaughter charge to county court.


By Ed Lewis

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