A Hollywood producer has been charged with murder in the deaths of two women from drug overdose, and there could be more victims. Los Angeles prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
David Brian Pearce, 40, faces two charges, each of murder and of selling and transporting a controlled substance in connection with the deaths of model Christy Giles and her friend, Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola, who left hospitals on November were dumped in Southern California 13, 2021.
Pearce, from Beverly Hills, already faced assault charges in connection with attacks on four women. But prosecutors released additional counts on Tuesday of three more victims in attacks dating back to 2007.
Pearce’s boyfriend, Brandt Osborn, 42, has also been charged with two counts of complicity after the fact. His attorney, Michael Artan, said his client denies any allegation.
“We assume there may be additional charges in the future,” Los Angeles County district attorney George Gascón said at a news conference Tuesday, urging other victims to come forward. “We think there may be more victims.”
Pearce, who was arrested in December, was already in custody on a $1 million bond. Osborn is expected to turn himself in Monday when he and Pearce will appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
“My client strongly denies all allegations, including the recent assassination attempts,” Pearce’s attorney, Jacob Glucksman, told Fox News Digital. “The district attorney’s office sees a lot of smoke, but based on the weak evidence, there appears to be very little fire.”
Giles, 24, and Cabrales-Arzola, 26, were reportedly last seen at a party at a Los Angeles warehouse. Authorities believe they then went to Pearce’s mansion, where the victims were given drugs and overdosed.
Masked men in a car without license plates reportedly Giles’ lifeless body outside Southern California Hospital in Culver City, officials said.
Cabrales-Arzola was dropped off at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital and died 11 days later.
The women died of overdose and had several drugs in their systems, including cocaine and fentanyl for Giles and cocaine and ecstasy for Cabrales-Arzola, according to the Los Angeles County medical examiner.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.