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Crime 'Hollywood Ripper' trial: Jury recommends death penalty

11:50  19 october  2019
11:50  19 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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A jury in California recommended the death sentence on Friday for the so-called “ Hollywood Ripper ,” a blood-thirsty murderer who’d been convicted in August of fatally stabbing and butchering two women at their homes, including Ashton Kutcher’s then-gal pal. Michael Gargiulo, 43, will learn his ultimate

A jury has recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo, known as the "Hollywood Ripper," the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Friday.

a close up of a man with his mouth open: A jury recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo.© Provided by Cable News Network, Inc. A jury recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo.

Gargiulo, 43, was found guilty in August of two counts of first-degree murder, one count of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder and attempted escape, according to a news release from the DA's office.

The jury, made up of six men and six women, deliberated for "several hours" before reaching the death sentence recommendation, the office said in a release.

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A Los Angeles, California jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for Michael T. Gargiulo, the so-called " Hollywood Ripper ," this after Gargiulo was found guilty in August for the 2001 murder of Ashley Ellerin, 22, the 2005 killing of Maria Bruno, 32, and the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle

A Los Angeles jury recommended death Friday for Michael Gargiulo, the so-called “ Hollywood Ripper .” “In California the death penalty is dead ,” Rubin tells PEOPLE. Kutcher testified at Gargiulo’s trial that when Ellerin didn’t answer her door, he thought she had stood him up.

Prosecutors depicted Gargiulo as a killer who charmed his female victims as a helpful neighbor and handyman before breaking into their homes and stabbing them to death, according to CNN affiliate KABC.

One of the victims, Ashley Ellerin, was stabbed 47 times. She had planned to go with Ashton Kutcher to a Grammy Awards after-party on the night she was killed in her home in 2001. Kutcher testified at the trial.

A second murder victim, Mario Bruno, a neighbor of Gargiulo's, was killed and mutilated in December 2005.

In 2008, Gargiulo attacked and stabbed Michelle Murphy, who survived. He accidentally cut himself in the attack, allowing investigators to link his DNA to the other killings, KABC reported.

Gargiulo's sentencing is scheduled for February 28, the DA's office said. The judge will have the final decision.

He has also been charged in a 1993 slaying in the Chicago area, the DA's office said. Prosecutors claim that victim, Tricia Pacaccio, was Gargiulo's first. He was 17 at the time.

CNN has reached out to Gargiulo's attorney, but hasn't yet had a response.

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