David Pearce charged with murder in connection with the deaths of Christy Giles and Marcela Cabrales-Arzola

Pearce's defense attorney Jacob Gluckman filed a motion to reduce his bail amount and have him released with a GPS tracker on his ankle


                            David Pearce charged with murder in connection with the deaths of Christy Giles and Marcela Cabrales-Arzola
David Pearce (R) has been charged for the deaths of Christy Giles (second-left) and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola (L) (@christygilesx/Instagram, Brandt Osborn/IMDB, Mike Ansbach/Facebook, David Pearce/Twitter)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: David Pearce, who was previously arrested in connection with the deaths of an Instagram model Christy Giles and her friend Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, is now being charged with the murder of the model. Pearce's defense attorney Jacob Gluckman filed a motion to reduce his bail amount and have him released with a GPS tracker on his ankle.

Hollywood wannabe Brandt Osborn, 42, and two other men - David Pearce, 37, and Michael Ansbach, 47 - were earlier arrested in connection with the deaths of Giles and Cabrales-Arzola. While Pearce faced a manslaughter charge, Ansbach and Osborn were charged with accessory to manslaughter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had confirmed. “It is believed that both women were given drugs and overdosed,” the police department said in a press release, warning that “there could be other victims.”

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“It is believed that both women were given drugs and overdosed,” the LAPD said. “Based on the investigation, the LAPD is concerned that there could be other victims in our community who could have been drugged by one or more of these men.”

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In an interview with New York Post, actors Alexandra Creteau and David Murrietta Jr, both 35, claimed that while on a shoot in November, Osborn had told them something about partying with women and later dumping their bodies. “I have had the craziest weekend of my life,” Murrietta quoted the actor as telling her. Osborn reportedly left his apartment to go for a Covid test, only to return home to be informed that Giles was dead. “He checked her pulse, freaked out, decided not to call 911, and they decided what to do with the body,” Murrietta told the daily. “Then they didn’t know what to do, they didn’t want to call 911 and get in trouble, so they decided to drive and drop her body at Culver City hospital. He was like, ‘we dropped the first girl off, we came back to our place’ then he checked the second girl’s pulse and it was very faint, so they tried to decide what to do with the second girl. “Got her in the car and decided to drop her off at a second hospital so they didn’t get caught.”

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Who are the suspects?

Osborn is reportedly a Staten Island native turned Hollywood hanger-on and actor. Osborn’s IMDb page shows three acting credits, which include an appearance on a 2014 episode of “Nurse Jackie,” starring Edie Falco. His IMDB bio reads, "Brandt Osborn was born in Staten Island, New York. He started his acting career while attending Curtis High School where he performed with the "Curtis Players" in various productions. He also worked as a print model in his teenage years for various illustrations. Attended SUNY Albany and the College of Staten Island where he graduated with a degree in Communications, with a concentration in Media Studies. While enrolling in college, he also worked as an intern at K-ROCK on the "Howard Stern Show". He resides in Los Angeles, CA." Osborn's Facebook page suggests that he has been to several LA events. 

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Ansbach's IMDB page shows that he has worked as a camera operator on TV shows such as 'Vanderpump Rules', 'Punk’d' and 'The Amazing Race'. In a private Instagram account, Ansbach, who hails from Poughkeepsie. describes himself as a "Cinematographer, Director, Producer, Writer, and Biohacker."

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Mike Ansbach/IMDB

His IMDB bio reads, "A native of New York, Mike graduated from the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. Following graduation, he took a random one-way road trip from NY to LA and has yet to leave. On his first day in LA he was hired on the spot for a game show, he then quickly moved into Interactive TV production, then Live Broadband Production, always focused on technology and entertainment. He has been a Director / Director of Photography / Producer / Writer for numerous music videos, commercials, features, reality TV, and live concerts; specializing in High Definition production. Adopting High Definition in 2001 as his new standard, Ansbach has been highly sought after as a specialist in this field."

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Pearce is reportedly an actor and wannabe director. He is friends with many stars including porn star Ron Jeremy, who was charged with over 30 counts of sexual assault. 

What happened to Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola?

In a shocking incident, the lifeless body of model and aspiring actress Christy Giles was dumped outside a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday night, November 13. Not just Giles, but her friend, 26-year-old designer Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, was also found on the sidewalk outside a separate Los Angeles hospital after the two spent the previous night partying. While Giles was pronounced dead at the scene, Cabrales-Arzola was on life support with no brain activity. As per the latest report, Cabrales-Arzola's organs were donated to nine different people.

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