The trial of accused serial killer Michael Gargiulo began in Los Angeles, as lawyers for the prosecution and the defense framed their arguments in the case of the so-called "Hollywood Ripper" https://t.co/iZAU8aOA7h— CNN (@CNN) May 3, 2019
- The trial of an accused serial killer, Michael Gargiulo (aka The Hollywood Ripper), began on Thursday in Los Angeles, California.
- He is accused of killing Tricia Pacaccio, Ashley Ellerin, and Maria Bruno as well as the attempted murder of Michelle Murphy.
-Lawyers have compiled a list of over 250 witnesses, including Ashton Kutcher.
-Kutcher and Ellerin dated in 2001 and had plans to go to a Grammy Awards after-party together. When he could't reach her, he went to her home and looked into a back window and saw what he thought was spilled wine. He left. However, it was actually blood that he saw and her body was discovered the next morning.
-Gargiulo's DNA was discovered during the attack of Michelle Murphy in 2008 and was used to link him to the other murders.