A Hollywood producer has been charged with murder in the drug overdose deaths of an aspiring model and her architect friend, who were dumped unconscious outside separate hospitals in Los Angeles last year.
David Pearce, 40, has been jailed since Dec. 2021 on unrelated rape charges, and last week the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed new murder counts against him in connection with the deaths of 24-year-old Christy Giles and 26-year-old Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, reported Los Angeles Times.
In addition, actor Brandt Osborn, 42, was charged as an accessory to the women’s murders. He is currently out on bond, but a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
A third man who was initially collared in the case, identified as 47-year-old cinematographer Michael Ansbach, was not charged.
Giles’ family welcomed the news, writing on Instagram Stories: “Finally! Justice is coming.”
Pearce’s lawyer said his client plans to plead not guilty when he is arraigned on July 11.
Attorney Jacob Glucksman told the newspaper Pearce “adamantly and strongly denies any connection to these women’s unfortunate deaths.”
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SOURCE: New York Post, Snejana Farberov