Husband of Los Angeles woman whose lifeless body was dumped in a hospital by masked men after a night of partying with a friend hopes prosecutors will raise the charges against the three men arrested in the murder case .
A suspect identified as David Pearce, 37, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter while two others – Michael Ansbach, 47, and Brandt Osborn, 42 – face manslaughter charges in link to the November deaths of Christy Giles and Hilda Marcela. Cabrales-Arzola, the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday.
“I hope they will at least be charged with murder,” Giles’ husband Jan Cilliers told Fox News. “I will do what I can to secure the gravest charges against them.”
A CALIFORNIA MEMORIAL SERVICE HELD FOR THE MODEL WHOSE BODY WAS LAMINATED IN HOSPITAL AFTER HOLIDAY NIGHT
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is expected to receive the LAPD case on Friday. The suspects were identified and taken into custody with help from the FBI, who referred questions about the case to police.
Giles, a 24-year-old model, and Cabrales-Arzola, an interior designer from Mexico, were with a friend on November 12 for a party at a warehouse in eastern Los Angeles when the two women eventually surrendered. in a residence with someone. they met. The third woman chose to call her a night earlier and left.
Cilliers said he believed the two women were drugged against their will.
“Both women are believed to have been given medication and overdosed,” LAPD said in a statement. “Based on the investigation, the LAPD fears that there are other victims in our community who could have been drugged by one or more of these men.
A toxicology report indicated that Cabrales-Arzola had heroin in his system. Giles’ toxicology report has not been released.
His lifeless body was dumped in the early hours of November 13 on a sidewalk near the Southern California Hospital in Culver City. She was unconscious and declared dead. Cabrales-Arzola was taken separately to Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center two hours later.
She was also unconscious and pronounced dead on November 24 after her family cut off her life support.
Cilliers, who was visiting his father in San Francisco at the time of the incident, previously told Fox News that the two women would never have used heroin on purpose.
“It’s a huge mystery why they went with these guys,” he said. “We feel like they told the girls they were going to a big after-party or something. Who knows what they told the girls to get them in the car.”
“I understand these guys are con artists and expert manipulators,” he added.
In a statement to Fox News, Giles’ family said they were grateful to detectives for the arrests of the three suspects.
“We realize this is not a sprint but a marathon and we are now in the hands of the Los Angeles DA’s office,” the statement said. “We, Christy’s family, will NOT rest until these men are faced with a jury of their peers and found guilty. Then and only then will justice be served for Christy and Marcela.”
Cilliers said he got the support of his friends and expected a tough road as the case progressed through the court system. He was relieved by the news of the arrests but admitted “that I know this is only the beginning of a long battle”.
He plans to visit his family in South Africa but will return to Los Angeles in January, he said.
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Giles was cremated in his hometown in Alabama, Cilliers said. She was discovered by model agents in a shopping mall and spent time working around the world, he previously told Fox News.
“The one person I care about most in the world is no longer with me,” he said. “It was really hard.”