May 19, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Two Men Face Murder Charges in Drug Deaths of Two Women Left at Local Hospitals

Two suspects charged in connection to deaths of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola and Christy Giles last November

By Sam Catanzaro

Two men have been charged with the deaths of two women whose bodies were left outside two local hospitals last November. 

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has charged two men in connection with the deaths of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola and Christy Giles whose bodies were left outside separate hospitals last November. 

David Brian Pearce, age 40, was charged in the case with two counts of murder and two counts of sale/transport/furnish a controlled substance. Pearce had previously been charged with several counts of sexual assault against a total of seven victims spanning a 13-year period.

In addition, Brandt Walter Osborn, 42, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on July 11 in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

At a news conference this week, Gascón asked for other potential victims to step forward and contact investigators if they had contact with either Pearce or Osborn. Victims can call the District Attorney’s Office at (877) 542-9370 or the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Homicide Bureau at (213) 382-9470 to report their assault.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Giles, 24, and architect Cabrales-Arzola, 26, were last seen out partying on November 12. The next morning they were found dead outside two separate hospitals. Giles at Southern California Hospital and Cabrales-Arzola at Kaiser Permanente hospital in West L.A.

Giles died the same day of multiple drug intoxication, the Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner previously ruled. Cabrales-Arzola died on November 24 of multiple organ failure and multiple drug intoxication. According to the medical examiner-coroner, both deaths were homicides.

In the following month, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Pearce on suspicion of manslaughter. Osborn and a third man Michael Ansbach were also arrested by the LAPD on suspicion of being accessories in the deaths.  

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, in obtaining a search warrant, the LAPD wrote in an affidavit that Pearce and Osborn had driven the women (both unconscious) to the respective hospitals, claiming to be good Samaritans who encountered them passed out on the street. The Times reports that Pearce, however, had been witnessed giving what looked like cocaine to Giles and Cabrales at a party the night before. 

Gascón initially declined to charge the men and sent the case back to the LAPD for further investigation. Osborn and Ansbach were released from police custody, according to the Times. Pearce has remained jailed on sexual assault charges described above. 

Last week a judge issued a warrant for Osborn’s arrest. It’s unclear whether he is in custody and whether he is represented by a lawyer.

Ansbach remains uncharged by the District Attorney’s office.

For a full account of what happened the night of the deaths, the Times has put together an in-depth account of the events.

in Crime, News
Related Posts

Mayor Bass Orders Increased Police Presence on LA Metro After Surge in Violence

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

A Shocking Murder Was Committed on a Metro Bus After Announcement Mayor Karen Bass has directed an increase in law...

Inaugural Design Miami.LA Fair Opens in Holmby Hills

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Exclusive Access and Dynamic Talks From May 16-20 The inaugural edition of Design Miami.LA opened yesterday, running until May 20,...

(Video) Design Miami LA Is Now Open in Holmby Hills

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

Sainte Marguerite en Provence Is the exclusive rosé sponsor. Welcome to the Greenhouse. @culvercitywlanews Design Miami LA Is Now Open...

Shock-A-Go-Go Film Festival Returns to Lumiere Cinema in Beverly Hills

May 17, 2024

May 17, 2024

A Weekend of Horror, and Cult Classics With Exclusive Q&A Sessions The Shock-A-Go-Go Film Festival is set to return to...

Devastating Fire Closes Historic Westwood Restaurant, Causing Serious Damage

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Roozbeh Farahanipour Launches GoFundMe to Restore Cultural Tribute The Persian Gulf Restaurant and Museum in Westwood has sustained serious damage...

Culver City Police Seek Help in Identifying Elderly Woman Found Near Hospital

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Urgent Assistance Needed to Locate Family of Disoriented Woman Culver City Police are urgently seeking the public’s assistance in identifying...

Beverly Hills Art Show Returns for Spring Weekend Extravaganza

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Join the Celebration of Art in Beverly Gardens Park Art aficionados and families are invited to join the City of...

UAW 4811 Votes Overwhelmingly to Authorize Strike Against University of California System

May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024

Union Responds to Alleged Unfair Labor Practices with Strike Authorization Vote United Auto Workers 4811, the International Union, United Automobile,...

Metro Offers Free Rides to Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard and Soft Listening Party

May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

Fans Provided Convenient Transportation Options to Kia Forum Venue With excitement building for Billie Eilish’s much-anticipated Hit Me Hard and...

(Video) Hang-Ten Therapeutics Uses Sand, Ocean and Surfboards as a Source of Empowerment

May 15, 2024

May 15, 2024

More Information at hang-tentherapuetics.com @culvercitywlanews Surf therapy is a source of empowerment #therapy #surfing #losangeles #fyp #santamonica ♬ original sound...

FBI and DHS Warn of Potential Threats to LGBTQIA+ Events in June

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Foreign Terrorist Organizations Could Target Pride Celebrations The FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are alerting the public to...

Former Riverside Resident to Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes Against Jewish Men

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Man Agrees to Face Justice for Pico-Robertson Area Shooting A former Riverside resident who shot and wounded two Jewish men...

Teenage Students Fall Ill After Ingesting Cannabis Edibles on Field Trip

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Incident Occurs at La Brea Tar Pits; Students Transported to Hospitals Eight teenage students fell ill during a field trip...

Palmer Candy Company Recalls “White Coated Confectionary Items” Over Salmonella Concerns

May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024

Products Distributed in California Stores Pose Potential Health Risk Palmer Candy Company has issued a voluntary recall of its “White...