AA Member Eric Earle Convicted of First Degree Murder Of Karla Brada That He Met in AA


Clarita Valley man found guilty in murder of girlfriend

September 18 2014  Jim Holt

A Santa Clarita Valley man whose girlfriend was found dead in their shared condominium in Saugus three years ago was found guilty of first-degree murder today, a San Fernando Superior Court jury found.

Eric Earle, whose defense included a claim that his girlfriend, Karla Brada, was on drugs and fell down the stairs the night of Aug. 31, 2011, was found guilty of her murder after a trial that took about a week.

The jury passed a note to the judge at 11:40 a.m. saying it had reached a verdict after a little more than two hours of deliberation.

Saugus Man Convicted of Girlfriend’s Murder

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earle-barda[District Attorney] – A 43-year-old Saugus man with a history of domestic violence was found guilty Thursday of murdering his girlfriend, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

The jury deliberated for about two hours before finding Eric Allen Earle (dob 5/27/71) guilty of killing his 31-year-old girlfriend, Karla Brada, two days before her birthday.

Sentencing for case PA072411 has been scheduled for Oct. 27 in Department N of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch.

Earle faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

On Sept. 1, 2011, the victim was found dead inside her condo, which she shared with Earle. Evidence presented at trial showed she was asphyxiated after being beaten by the defendant during a violent argument.

Earle had assaulted the victim on prior occasions and had also beaten his ex-wife, according to trial testimony.

The assigned prosecutor is Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

 From a previous KHTS story:

In the opening statements, Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson described Earle as an abusive, controlling boyfriend who beat his girlfriend in an argument ending with Brada’s death Sept. 1, 2011.

Eric Allen Earle

Earle’s attorney, David Arredondo, said the pair engaged in their “bad conduct” – methadone, amphetamines and alcohol were found in Brada’s system at the time of her death — and Brada’s death was caused by a lethal amount of methadone in her system.

Abramson opened with a picture of Brada, noting the victim would have turned 35 on Sept. 3, the day before jurors were to get their notice for service.

In early 2011, Brada and Earle met in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where both were struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. Within a few months, the two were living together in Brada’s two-bedroom condo in Saugus.

Karla Brada

The relationship quickly turned violent, Abramson contended, explaining in her opening remarks how Earle allegedly isolated Brada from her friends, while manipulating her and physically abusing her.

Arredondo declined to say whether Earle would testify on his own behalf during the trial.

He said his client had no reason to kill Brada and that he loved her, Arredondo said.

“Much of the case here will depend upon expert testimony,” Arredondo said, but adding if the justice system relied on experts alone, there would be no need for the jury.

“The conclusion here is death by asphyxiation,” Arredondo said. “The problem here is that, there’s also methadone.”



UPDATE–  September 18th 2014
SAN FERNANDO — Eric Earle wilfully and deliberately smothered and killed his girlfriend, Karla Brada, between the night of Aug. 31 and the morning of Sept. 1, 2011, a jury decided Thursday after brief deliberations.

San Fernando Superior Court jurors considered Earle’s guilt for about two and a half hours before they delivered a verdict of guilty of first-degree murder in the trial of the 43-year-old Saugus man.

Brada, 32, was found dead inside the couple’s Saugus condominium on the morning of Sept. 1, 2011. A medical examiner determined she died of asphyxiation.

Earle, who has been in custody on $1 million bail since his arrest on Jan. 25, 2012, faces a possible sentence of 25 years to life in prison, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Earle was arrested the same day Brada was found not breathing on the couple’s bed. However, deputies released him a few days later, saying they needed additional evidence to present the case to the District Attorney.

Deputies in Lomita re-arrested Earle in January 2012. In May 2012 a judge ruled there was enough evidence to hold him for trial.

Following eight days of testimony, jurors began deliberating at 9:15 a.m. Thursday. At 11:40 a.m., less than two and a half hours later, jurors handed a note to the judge saying they had reached a verdict, the court clerk said.

“We were so excited,” Brada’s mother, Jaroslava Mendez, told The Signal.

“We applauded the prosecutor (Deputy District Attorney Elena Abramson) and the jurors,” she said. “The jury was crying. I couldn’t believe it.”

For more than three years the Brada family has been waiting for the day Earle would be held accountable for taking Karla Brada’s life.

“I am so exhausted,” her mother said.

“I feel relieved. There was constant tension listening to all those lies,” she said, referring to Earle’s claim that Brada suffered her fatal injuries in a fall down the stairs.

“I actually walked out of the courtroom Wednesday because I couldn’t listen to any more,” she said. “We’ve been waiting three years and two weeks for this.”

Jurors herd testimony describing how Brada and Earle met at a Alcoholics Anonymous as each struggled with addiction.

They heard from Brada’s friends how Earle quickly moved to control his new girlfriend’s life and how the “charming man” she had fallen in love with transformed into an aggressive and abusive man when he was drunk.

In her closing address to the jury Wednesday, Abramson said: “He had to hold her neck and a pillow over her face for three to four minutes before she died.”

“Three to four minutes is a long time,” she said, noting “premeditation means you decided to kill before completing the act.”

“When you’re talking three to four minutes of mouth and neck compression, there is plenty of time to think about what you’re doing.”

Brada’s mother said the most painful part of the trial was looking at the battered body of her daughter in poster-sized photographs prepared by prosecutors.

“It was horrible,” she said. “It was the first time I had seen those photos. I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty, but it was exceptionally painful.”

Sentencing is set for Oct. 27.

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Man Who Murdered His Elderly Mother Denied Parole to Attend Outside AA Meetings

They called this Alcohol counseling going to AA meetings? This just goes to show how much ignorance there is about what AA is and what it is not. There are no professionals or trained leaders in AA or NA. Just how many killers are allowed to go on the day leave to go to outside AA meetings in the community to sit next next to your daughter, wife or brother? This practice is just outrageous!

Convicted murderer denied parole for AA meetings

 A Calgary man serving a life sentence for murdering his mother has been denied leave from jail to attend alcohol counselling.

Gregory Hetrick was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2007 death of his mother Margaret Hetrick, then 79. The Orange Papers AA Criticism.

He applied this month for an escorted temporary absence from jail to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. NA DAytona and AA Daytona in Deland, Orange City and Deltona.

The Parole Board of Canada (PBC) found while there would be some benefit to Hetrick, a recovering alcoholic, leaving jail to go to the meetings, the move would be premature.

“You need to gain insight into your offending, use of violence and substance abuse previous to a release,” the decision read.

Hetrick attended a substance abuse support group in jail and off-site AA meetings would be “a duplication of support,” the board found. Holly Hill AA and NA Meetings.

It also outlined concerns over the extent of Hetrick’s accountability for his crime and his “somewhat clinical and detached” description of stabbing and strangling his mother. Continue reading

Daytona Probation Sweep Catches Killer Who Was Looking for a Daytona Beach Narcotics Anonymous Meeting to Attend that Night

NA Daytona Beach is a place for convicted killers.Terry Frison Freeman a convicted Killer of an 81 year old man he brutally beat to death did 15 years for the killing. He was let out in May 2013. He was looking for a Daytona Narcotics Anonymous Meetings when police were doing a probation sweep and found he was not home. Going to Daytona NA meetings is most likely part of his probation requirements. Daytona NA invites killers and rapists right along with children and minors. Of course as we know this is not exclusive to NA Daytona Beach Florida. This is a global problem. NA Holly Hill meetings are in Centennial Park as well as NA Daytona meetings held in Hollyland Park with violent felons, Deland, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and Daytona Beach Shores.

Probation and Parole Sweep Nets Convicted Killer,  police said.


Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH — A convicted murderer on parole went back to jail earlier this week because he was late getting home.

Terry Frison Freeman was arrested Wednesday night during a Daytona Beach police probation and parole sweep — the department’s first in more than a year due to budget constraints.

The 41-year-old Freeman, was convicted of second degree murder for beating an 81-year-old grocer to death in 1996. He was also convicted of robbery.

One of the conditions of his parole when he was released from the Tomoka Correctional Institution in May, included that he be home every evening by 7 p.m., said Police Capt. Craig Capri.

A Daytona Beach detective, a uniformed officer and a Probation and Parole officer, knocked on Freeman’s door on Wednesday evening, and he was nowhere to be found, said Police Chief Mike Chitwood and Capri.

“We waited for him until 7:15 p.m. and he didn’t come back,” Capri said Thursday. “We didn’t see him until after 8. He said he was looking for an NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting.”  Donnie Moore Commissioner of Holly Hill calls critics nutjobs.

Wednesday’s arrest of Freeman was a significant one for police. Continue reading

HBO Documentary about the Brutal Petit Murders in Cheshire CT in 2007 by Criminals who Met in AA and NA, Rehab July 22, 2013

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In a deadly and gruesome murder in Cheshire, Connecticut on July 23, 2007, Jennifer Hawke-Petit, age 48 and her daughters Hayley Petit, age 17 and Michaela Petit, age 11 are viciously murdered by Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky.  William Petit  was nearly beaten to death and barely escaped. Both men met in Rehab and had attended NA and AA meetings together when they decided to go on a rampage that is very reminiscent of the Criminal Minds “The Thirteenth Step” Season 6: Episode 13 of January 26, 2011 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1782019/). The HBO documentary is to debut on July 22, 2013 (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2013/07/02/documentary-the-cheshire-mur…).

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HBO documentary looks at Petit murders, questions about police response, killers’ lives

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Mandated AA Member Kills Dad With Baseball Bat after Plotting to Murder His Family According to Arrest Report


Social media offers peek into Tucker Cipriano’s life before attack

June 1, 2012  |

 Nearly two months before he was accused of attacking his family, Tucker Cipriano asked friends on Facebook whether anyone went to local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

According to police reports, Cipriano was known to use synthetic marijuana and was said to have stolen from his parents.

Social media has offered a glimpse into the life of Cipriano, 19, who is accused along with a friend of breaking into his parents’ home on April 16, beating his father to death with an aluminum bat and nearly killing his mother and one of his brothers.

A Feb. 26 message on Cipriano’s Facebook page — he posted under the name Johnathen Kodiak Hammond — asked: “anyone go to any A.A. meetings around farmington?” A later message, responding to someone giving a meeting location, said: “u go? i need someone to go with.”

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AA Killer Dies In Prison That Was Serving Life Sentence For Bludgeoning Death Of Woman He Met In Alcoholics Anonymous

AA Member Louis Ephraim Wilson III who was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal murder of Tracy Lynn Baldwin, that he met at an Alcoholics Anonymous  meeting. On December 19th 2012 he died in prison. Another woman murdered by a man she met at an AA meeting. How many rapes and murders by AA members do there have to be for somebody does something to put a stop to it?

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Another Woman Murdered By Man She Met at an AA Meeting

AA Member Corey Dean Thomas and multi convicted violent felon murdered a woman after meeting her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. This man was court mandated to attend AA meetings and on probation at the time he strangled and stuffed her body into a crawl space at her apartment. This is similar to the Karla Brada murder by a man she also met at an AA meeting. Karla Brada’s parents are suing Alcoholics Anonymous World Services.

 Thomas had four violent felonies to his name when mandated to AA meetings! 

He was released from prison in June. He pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court in 2009 to two counts of second-degree assault. According to those charges: Thomas had been drinking and argued with his then-girlfriend, who was trying to break up with him. He punched her in the head and body a few times and pushed her to the floor.

The girlfriend’s stepfather tried to pull Thomas away. Thomas pulled a box cutter and cut the man and the girlfriend on their heads, the complaint said.

Thomas threatened to murder everyone in the house and chased a 14-year-old with the box cutter, court documents show. He later told police that although he had no memory of committing the acts, voices in his head told him to do it.

This is the demographic that attend AA, yet they are campaigning teens to go to the same meetings with no one in charge, or professionally trained.  In fact many Teen Drug Courts are mandating minors to attend as well. When is this madness going to end?

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Convicted Calgary killer who escaped prison granted unescorted leaves

 George Vincent Gyuricza, 45, serving a life sentence for the murder of a 96-year-old woman in 1986, will be allowed unescorted passes to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.

Photograph by: Calgary Herald/Files

A convicted killer who escaped jail and was recaptured after going on a bank-robbery spree has been granted a small step of freedom.

The Parole Board of Canada says George Vincent Gyuricza has earned unescorted temporary absences to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to “develop a pro-social support network,” the board wrote in its Oct. 17 decision.

Gyuricza, 45, is serving a life sentence for killing 96-year-old Margaret Machon with his bare hands on Oct. 10, 1986.

He was high and intoxicated when he sneaked into the elderly widow’s second-storey downtown Calgary suite through an open balcony door and stole $60. He choked her and stabbed her twice in the throat with the handle of her hairbrush. Continue reading

West Virginia AA Member Arrested In Murder of Fellow AA Member He Met At Treatment Center

Adam C. McCloud

AA Member Adam C. McCloud met Sara Jean Williams at a drug treatment center and went to AA meetings together. They rented an apartment, and not long after he was arrested for the beating and strangulation of AA member Sara Jean Williams. Here is another story of a woman who has died at the hands of a mentally deranged AA member.

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