Hollywood Producer Charged With Murder Of Two Women Possibly More
Pearce was already facing sexual assault charges in connection to attacks on four women and Tuesday prosecutors announced additional counts related to three more victims.
Brandt Osborn, 42, has also been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact. His lawyer, Michael Artan, said his client denies any wrongdoing.
“We assume there may be additional charges that come up in the future,” Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón said Tuesday at a news conference. “We believe there may possibly be additional victims out there.”
Pearce was already in custody on a $1 million bond. Osborn is expected to turn himself in. He and Pearce are scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Giles, 24, and Cabrales-Arzola, 26, were reportedly last seen attending a party at a Los Angeles warehouse. Authorities believe they then went to Pearce’s townhouse, where the victims were given drugs and overdosed.
Cabrales-Arzola was dropped off at Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Hospital where she died 11 days later.
Both women died of an overdose and both 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.