The grieving widower of murdered model Christy Giles has broken his silence after it was ruled her death was murder caused by a drug cocktail.
Christy, 24, was dumped in front of a tot by masked men LA hospital in November after a night out with her friend Hilda Cabrales Arzola.
Mexican-born interior designer Hilda was found hours later outside a second hospital, dying a day before her 27th birthday.
The coroner determined that Hilda’s death was caused by multiple organ failure and multiple drug intoxication with cocaine, MDMA and other likely unidentified drugs in her system.
Film producer and party organizer David Pearce37, was arrested in December on suspicion of manslaughter after allegations by Christy and Hilda He spent the last few hours in his apartment in Beverly Hills.
He remains in prison on $3.4 million bail over alleged sexual assaults on four other women. He pleaded not guilty to these charges.
Pearce’s actor roommate Brandt Osborn, 42, and cinematographer Michael Ansbach, 47, were arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to manslaughter in the deaths of Alabama natives Christy and Hilda and released on bail.
Since the two friends’ tragic deaths, Christy’s widower Jan has repeatedly said he suspects they were drugged and sexually abused.
For the first time since the coroner’s report was released, the South African-born visual effects artist told The Sun: “It’s good news that the toxicology report has come back and it will help us move the case forward.
“But it’s also sad that that was in their system. It just makes me more certain about what we suspect happened to Christy.
“The cocktail of drugs she had in her system definitely surprised me.
“It was brought to my attention on Thursday last week that the toxicology report had been received and that the coroner’s office had ruled that there was homicide.
“The fact that they found the date rape drug GHB in Christy’s system is just a step towards confirming our suspicions about what happened to Christy and Hilda that night.
“We are still awaiting other tests to confirm our suspicions that they were sexually assaulted, but hopefully that evidence will arrive soon.
When asked what he wanted to see from the prosecutor, Jan was clear.
He said: “I prefer these men to be charged with murder rather than manslaughter.
“The longer we can lock these guys away, the better.
“They shouldn’t be on the street interacting with anyone they could potentially hurt. I’m not sure exactly what their intention was, but the end result is very clear.
“I’d love to see all three of these guys off the street as soon as possible, but I don’t think prosecutors will proceed with the case until they have all the evidence they’re waiting for.
“Then they can decide and hopefully it will go much faster.
“These tests should hopefully come back in the next few weeks.
“It’s worrying that two of them are still on the streets, but I’m glad one of them is locked up.”
When asked how he’s been doing since the death of his wife, Jan said: “It’s been a wild emotional rollercoaster – I just had to come to terms with life without her and the nightmare of how it all happened.
“It was tough, man. It was really hard.
“I go to a trauma counselor once a week and learning to process everything in a healthy way and getting exercises that help my mental state has definitely helped me.
“Christy’s memory is set in stone for me, nothing will change that.”
Jan also explained that he was in contact with the women who made allegations of historical sexual abuse against Pearce.
He told The Sun he hopes prosecutors will count on this evidence as the murder case moves forward.
Jan’s attorney Josh Ritter added: “We are pleased that the coroner has provided a final opinion on the cause of death.
“Our hope is that this will move the DA’s office to pursue more serious charges.
“From the outset we were very concerned that this case was not being classified as just another unfortunate overdose, but that this was being treated as a crime.
“This coroner’s report is related to the fact that several women have now come forward and there is essentially a trail of women behind this man.
“These women have filed similar complaints about drug-related interactions with him.
“It’s unfortunate, but it looks like it’s only a matter of time before something this tragic happens.”
Mr. Ritter added that he believes the prosecutor’s office now has all the evidence it needs to bring charges against the three suspects.
He said: “I think the DA’s office has the evidence they need, now all these women have come forward, along with this cocktail of drugs that was found in Christy’s system.
“We’re talking about drugs that aren’t typical party drugs.
“These are serious narcotics used primarily by those committing physical harm.
“I think he (Pearce) was a threat and it was only a matter of time before someone got killed.
“It is unfortunate that the police and prosecutors have only now become involved following the deaths of these two beautiful young women.”
And he said if charges are brought, he will try to get them to include murder.
“We will definitely push for murder charges,” said Mr. Ritter.
“I think it will be supported by the evidence as it continues to unfold.
“I understand that people can say, ‘Well, we had a party and things were going bad and people overdose all the time.’
“But not when you’re dealing with these types of drugs, not when you’re dealing with a number of women who have had similar interactions with this man.
“You can’t claim it was all an accident if you continue to engage in this type of reckless and dangerous behavior, and then someone ends up when that happens.”
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