David Pearce: Christy Giles murder suspect charged with sexually assaulting 4 others
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: David Pearce, a party promoter and producer from Los Angeles, who was arrested last month in connection with the deaths of Christy Giles, 24, and Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, 26, has now been charged with murder and is asking the court to lower his $3.4 million bail. 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, as per New York Post. Gluckman argued that Pearce was charged with causing Giles and Cabrales-Arzola's deaths and that he was being attacked by the prosecutors for the old and dusty sexual allegations to keep him locked up while they gathered evidence in the case against the death of the two women.
Earlier, it was reported that Pearce was charged with sexually assaulting four women between 2010 and 2020. He was charged with two counts of forcible rape and one count each of rape of an unconscious or asleep person and sexual penetration by a foreign object. Pearce is reportedly an actor and wannabe director. He is acquainted with stars such as porn star Ron Jeremy, who was charged with over 30 counts of sexual assault earlier. Pearce was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2010. He had also allegedly "raped a woman in February 2019, as well as two other women in separate incidents last year," Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's office said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "My office takes violence against women very seriously. By aggressively prosecuting sexual assault cases, we make our community safer and protect others from becoming victims in the future," the release read.
Two other men were arrested in connection with Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola's deaths - Brandt Osborn, 42, and Michael Ansbach, 47. While Pearce faces a manslaughter charge, Ansbach and Osborn have been charged with accessory to manslaughter, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has 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.”
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.