September 3rd 2011
AA Member Eric Earle 40,is being held on 1 million dollar bond after being charged with the murder of his fiancee Karla Brada 31, that he met at an AA meeting. They also continued to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings together.
A Saugus man was being held in lieu of $1 million bail Friday after deputies found his live-in girlfriend dead in their home this week.
Eric Earle, 40, of Saugus, was being held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Inmate Reception Center in downtown Los Angeles.Earle was arrested at 2:20 p.m. Thursday on a felony murder charge, according to county arrest logs.
Deputies responded to a 911 call from the residence of Earle and Karla Brada, 31. The caller said Brada was not breathing as she lay in her bed in a Plum Canyon Road residential complex between 7-8 a.m. Thursday, according to officials.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by county Fire Department paramedics.
A sheriff’s detective Thursday described Brada’s death as “suspicious” and said domestic violence may have been a factor. Neighbors said the couple fought often and that sheriff’s deputies were a frequent fixture at their home.
Earle’s Facebook page paints the picture of a man battling addiction with the help of Brada. The two attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings together and got a dog together, according to his recent Facebook activity.
“Yes, I am back into recovery, and it feels great,” Earle wrote on July 28. “Four days and lots of meetings thank you God for another chance. …”
Earle announced on Facebook that he and Brada were engaged July 29.
Seven days later, on Aug. 5, Earle was arrested on suspicion of corporal injury against a cohabitant and released on bond, according to county arrest records.
Earle was charged Aug. 22 with misdemeanor vandalism stemming from the incident, according to county court records. Earle allegedly “maliciously damaged and destroyed” the window of a sheriff’s patrol car, causing damage over $400, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court complaint.
An autopsy on Brada has not yet been performed, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Coroner’s officials list her death as a possible homicide.
Brada’s birthday is today. She would have turned 32.