The man charged with two counts of murder was David Brian Pearce, with Brandt charged with two counts of accessory after the fact.
Pearce was also charged with two counts of sale/transport/furnish of a controlled substance and had previously been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault for alleged incidents spanning a 13-year period.
“I recognize that these charges are a small consolation to the friends and family members of Ms. Arzola and Ms. Giles,” Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón said Tuesday. “I’m sure that they want to know what happened to their loved ones and why. Today we are one step closer in the search for that truth. And although we know nothing can bring these daughters and friends back to us, I promise that my office will do everything in its power to hold those that harmed them accountable.”
The two women were allegedly drugged and dropped off in front of two separate hospitals on November 13, 2021.
Giles was pronounced dead on arrival at Southern California Hospital in Culver City, while Cabrales-Arzola died on November 24 at a Kaiser Permanente in West Los Angeles.
An investigation into the incident is still being conducted by LAPD and an arraignment for both men has been scheduled for July 11.