Jim Holt September 8th 2014

SAN FERNANDO — The man accused of killing his girlfriend three years ago inside the Saugus condo they shared was described in San Fernando Superior Court Monday as charming when sober but abusive and belligerent when drunk.

Opening statements were made Monday in the long-anticipated murder trial of Eric Allen Earle, accused of killing Karla Brada. She died in the couple’s home between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. Sept. 1, 2011. NA Daytona Meetings Holly Hill Sunrise Park Complaints.

Earle, wearing black-rimmed glasses and a light blue shirt, was wheeled into the courtroom in a pink wheelchair in front of more than a dozen of Brada’s family and friends attending the first day of the trial.

Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson told members of the jury she would call to the stand forensic experts to describe how Brada was killed by asphyxiation but would also call Earle’s ex-wife to talk about the abuse she suffered from Earle.

“She will tell you how he is a person who is charming when he’s sober, but as someone aggressive and completely different when drunk,” she told the jury.

Earle’s ex-wife will testify, she said, that Earle tried to strangle her and suffocate her with a pillow

“She will tell you that his response to this was that pillows won’t leave bruises,” Abramson said. AA Daytona Beach Meeting schedule Holly Hill Controversy Continues.

Earle’s defense lawyer, David Arredondo, argued, however, that “there will come a point where you will disagree with the experts.” He told jurors they must sift through that testimony.

“Eric Earle did not kill Karla Brada,” he told them.

He told jurors that much of the prosecution’s case depends on expert testimony.

He said methadone can also cause asphyxiation and that methadone was found in Brada’s body at the time of her death.

“You need to rely on common sense,” he said, painting a picture of Brada and Earle as a couple in love, engaged to be married but who shared a lifestyle of bad choices, each struggling with addiction.

Abramson told jurors that Brada and Earle met at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and that she found him charming.

“It’s that charm that attracted her to Earle,” he said.

Brada friend Mayra Aguilar told the court that Earle controlled Brada’s life shortly after the two had met.

“I would see her every day,” she said on the witness stand, describing Brada as outgoing and very happy. “Either she would come over to my house or I would visit her.”

Brada changed dramatically when she met Earle, she said.

“I phoned her many times, but you could hear him in the background and he would answer all the questions I asked her,” Aguilar said.

She recalled receiving a phone call from Brada less than a month prior to her death.

“She called me that morning when she was going to bail him out of jail,” Aguilar said. “She said, ‘I’m going to pick up Eric. He almost killed me last night.’

“I told her, ‘Don’t go.’”



 NA Member Mathew Nation and Drug Court Graduate, arrested for hitting a woman in the head with a bottle in a bar, 3 days after graduating Drug Court!

His previous arrests were burglary, theft, obstruction of justice,domestic violence and drug charges!

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Crime Ring Affiliated With Alcoholics Anonymous Charged In The Murder Of Josh Bailey

Damn, these stories are shocking. A group of men who did drugs, drank and burglarized homes, and eventually shot  their friend Josh Bailey to death. They accused him of being an informant. Looks like they were doing all of this  between going to Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings! AA is going to hell in a hand basket fast!

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Drug Court Participants Mandated To Narcotics Anonymous Sent To Prison

Many people do not realize with all the puff pieces on Drug Courts, how many participants actually fail in the program. Drug courts results are only based on the people who completed the entire program. These men who were sent to prison that were in the Drug Court program will not be counted, because they did not complete it in it’s entirety. This is not a proper way to see drug courts success or failure.

This article also points out that many people participating in Drug Court are still committing crimes and using drugs while in the program. They do not need to be mandated to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings where many vulnerable members of society including minors attend. They end up in our parks and playgrounds in Holly Hill Fl.

Two who failed drug court sent to prison

Brett Ellis/Fremont Tribune | Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 8:33 am

Two people who failed to complete drug court were sentenced to prison on Monday.
Judge Geoffrey Hall sentenced 29-year-old Ricardo Mendez of Fremont to 20 months to 5 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine, a Class IV felony.Mendez admitted to selling bath salts to fellow drug court participants and using synthetic marijuana while he was in the program.

“He turned drug court into a criminal enterprise,” Deputy Dodge County Attorney Mark Boyer said. “I can’t think of a much worse thing to do in drug court than trying to drag other people in the program down the drain.”
Mendez said he accepted responsibility for his actions but said the people he sold bath salts to chose to make those purchases.Hall, though, said Mendez was a “devious leader” who had a bad influence on other drug court participants.

“I believe your conduct in drug court is the worst kind possible because you took other people down with you,” Hall said. Hall also sentenced 20-year-old Zackery Carlstrom of Fremont to 20 months to 5 years in prison for terroristic threats, a Class IV felony. Boyer said Carlstrom reported using methamphetamine, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana while in drug court. Carlstrom also absconded twice from the program. “You had some successes,” Hall said. “However, the failures far outweigh those successes.” Hall also encouraged Carlstrom to use his talents in positive ways in the future. “Grow a backbone,” the judge said. “Do the hard right instead of the easy wrong.” Also on Monday, 26-year-old Anthony Martinez of Fremont was sentenced to 20 months to 5 years for terroristic threats and a year in prison for third-degree domestic assault, a Class I misdemeanor. The sentences will run consecutive to each other.

Martinez also was sentenced to 90 days in jail for criminal mischief, a Class II misdemeanor, and that will run concurrent with the other sentence. Hall also ordered Martinez to pay $400 in restitution.Chief Deputy Dodge County Attorney Stacey Hultquist asked for the maximum sentence based Martinez’s criminal history, which includes multiple arrests every year since 2004.

“This is a person who cannot be a productive person in our society and continues to get in trouble,” Hultquist said.
Martinez apologized to the female victim and her family. “That’s not how I was raised,” he said. “I know better than that.” Hall said probation was not an option for Martinez because of his criminal history.