Christy Giles' husband breaks silence to say 'battle has begun' as three arrested after dying model dumped at hospital

THE husband of Christy Giles says the battle to get justice has begun as three suspects were arrested after the model was dumped outside a hospital.

Detectives in LA arrested David Pearce, Brandt Osborn, and Mike Ansbach on Wednesday in connection with the deaths of Giles and her pal Hilda Cabrales-Azorla, 26.

Pearce is being held on $1million bail on suspicion of manslaughter, while Osborn and Ansbach are being held on a $100,000 bail on suspicion of being accessories to manslaughter. 

Jan Cilliers, Christy's husband of two-and-a-half years, told People magazine that he sighed a sigh of relief after hearing that the three suspects had been arrested.

He added: “I also understand that this is just the beginning of the battle. There’s going to be a lot of stuff to get through in order to get these guys in prison.”

Cilliers vowed to do whatever he can to get justice for the model.

He said: “I’m going to do everything that I can to make sure that my wife gets the justice she deserves, even though no amount of justice is ever going to bring her back to life.”

Christy and Cilliers first met in an art gallery where they were introduced by a mutual friend.

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They had their first date on Valentines' Day in 2019 before getting married six months later.

Cilliers branded his late wife an “incredible” human being, adding that she would "light up any room".

He told The Rolling Stone: "She would never have left any of her friends behind. She didn't want to leave her friend alone. She was very loyal and very fun-loving."

Neighbors told The Sun that they witnessed how Osborn was arrested by cops at the building where he shared an apartment with Pearce, a self-proclaimed movie producer.

Ansbach is described as a director of photography on his IDMB page.

Christy and Hilda had been partying in Los Angeles on November 12.

Friends and family claim the women were drugged against their will in their apartment in the Pico-Robertson area after they visited the club.

Christy's body was dropped off at a hospital in Culver City hours later while Hilda was left unconscious outside a hospital in West LA, ABC7 reports.

The model’s cause of death was deferred to a toxicology report, while investigators found heroin in Hilda's system.

Hilda died two weeks later after being dropped off outside the hospital.

Christy’s phone showed she had texted Hilda at around 5.30am on November 13 to say “Let’s get out of here” with the wide eyes emoji.

Hilda replied “Yes” and said she had called for an Uber – but after that Christy did not read or respond to any more texts sent to her.

Cilliers traced her phone’s last known location to the apartment that Pearce and Osborn were sharing.  

Christy was the youngest of three sisters. Her mom Dusty said her daughter was what she considered a "free spirit".

She told The Sun: "She was extremely athletic and played soccer since she was three years old and was All-County track two years in a row.

"She is her daddy's daughter, she was a daddy's girl. She's the rugged outdoors type who rides horses [to fish], and likes to go shoot guns with her dad.

"She was a Southern girl but non-traditional."

Hilda had only moved to LA from her hometown of Monterrey, Mexico, in July after finding a job as an interior designer.

She graduated cum laude as an architect from Monterrey University two years ago.

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