Prosecutors experienced painted Gargiulo as a killer who charmed women of all ages in Los Angeles and encompassing locations, suggesting he was a pleasant neighbor and handyman ahead of breaking into their residences and stabbing them to loss of life.
Gargiulo maintains his innocence. CNN has reached out to Gargiulo’s legal professional Daniel Nardoni for remark.
Los Angeles Outstanding Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler handed Gargiulo his death sentence Friday and denied his request for a new trial calling the attacks “absolutely vicious and horrifying,” the court’s spokesperson mentioned..
Gargiulo was convicted in the murders of Ashley Ellerin, 22, and Maria Bruno, 32, in addition to the attempted murder of 26-calendar year-outdated Michelle Murphy in 2008.
Kutcher had reported all through his testimony that he went to Ellerin’s residence to verify on her simply because she failed to display up to their date. He claimed he known as the police immediately after acknowledging what experienced take place to Ellerin.
Individually, Gargiulo faces an additional demand in the 1993 killing of an 18-calendar year-previous lady in Illinois right after allegedly regularly stabbing her at her doorstep just after she put in the night time out with buddies. He is currently awaiting demo in this case.
CNN has arrived at out to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office for comment.