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Police: Man threatened to kill man, dump him in swamp for helping former girlfriend

(Photo: Cambria County Prison)

Johnstown police said a man threatened to kill another man and dispose of his body after finding out the man was assisting his former girlfriend.

According to the criminal complaint, 46-year-old Paul Fiore left several threatening voicemails on the victim's phone. From January to February, Fiore threatened the victim's life and said he would dump his body in a swamp, the complaint said.

The victim told police the threats from Fiore began after he started helping Fiore's former girlfriend complete some remodeling. According to the complaint, the woman, who is elderly, and had an active protective order against Fiore after he allegedly injured her in a domestic incident.

"You ever hit on my lady, I will kill you," one of the voicemails said, according to the complaint. The victim told police he believes Fiore thinks he and the woman were in a relationship.

An officer who listened to the voicemail also heard Fiore tell the victim he hoped the victim got cancer or AIDS and died, according to the complaint.

Fiore was arrested and arraigned Monday morning. Court documents show he is charged with two counts of terroristic threats and three counts of harassment.

He is being held at the Cambria County Jail on a $10,000 bail.

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