The trial of a person charged with allegedly killing two girls of their California properties — together with one girl who dated actor Ashton Kutcher — started on Thursday in Los Angeles, in keeping with stories.
Michael Gargiulo, 43, often known as the “Hollywood Ripper” and who prosecutors referred to as a “serial, psychosexual, thrill killer,” in keeping with Fox 11, is accused of killing Maria Bruno, 32, in 2005, and Ashley Ellerin, 22, in 2001.
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Ellerin was killed on an evening that she was imagined to go on a date with Kutcher to a post-Grammy-Award social gathering, the outlet reported.
Kutcher reportedly went to Ellerin’s house at round 10:45 p.m. PST on Feb. 21, 2001, 48 Hours reported in 2012.
When she didn’t reply the door, the younger actor reportedly regarded within the window and noticed what he thought was wine spilled on the carpet, however was really Ellerin’s blood.
She was discovered by her roommate the subsequent morning.
Kutcher has been named as a possible witness and might be referred to as to testify in courtroom, sources advised Fox 11.
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Gargiulo has additionally been charged with trying to kill one other girl throughout a theft at her house in Santa Monica in 2008.
The air-con repairman pleaded not responsible to the costs on the time, The Related Press reported. Gargiulo’s lawyer, Anthony Salerno, stated then that Gargiulo was “adamant he was not concerned.”
The trial, which started with opening arguments on Thursday, is predicted to take six months.
Gargiulo additionally faces a separate homicide cost in Illinois for allegedly stabbing an 18-year-old girl to demise in 1993.
The Related Press contributed to this report.