Ashton Kutcher keeps his head down while out with wife Mila Kunis just hours after ‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo found GUILTY of fatally stabbing his former girlfriend
- Ashton Kutcher was seen out in LA with wife Mila Kunis on the same day that Michael Gargiulo was convicted of murdering his former girlfriend Ashley Ellerin
- The actor looked stoic while out with his wife of four years
- Gargiulo, 43, was found guilty of murdering two women and trying to kill another in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008
- He was convicted of murdering Ellerin, 22, in 2001 and mother-of-four Maria Bruno, 32, in 2005
- He was also found guilty of attempting to kill Michelle Murphy in 2008 in an attack that set off a chain of events that led to his arrest
- The jury deliberated for three days before handing down the verdict
- The dramatic trial saw testimony from almost 100 experts and witnesses, including Kutcher
- Gargiulo could now face the death penalty if he is found to have been sane at the time of his crimes
- He is currently awaiting trial in Illinois for the 1993 killing of Tricia Pacaccio when he was 17
Ashton Kutcher was seen out with wife Mila Kunis on the same day the man who killed his former girlfriend was found guilty of multiple counts of murder.
The actor/entrepreneur was stoic during his Thursday outing with his wife of four years.
Earlier that day ‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo was convicted of murdering Ashley Ellerin, 22, who was reportedly dating Kutcher.
Out: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis stepped out in LA on the same day that ‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Garguilo was convicted of murdering Kutcher’s former girlfriend Ashley Ellerin
Garguilo was also convicted of the murder of Maria Bruno, 32, and attempting to kill Michelle Murphy, 26.
His crimes were part of a series of brutal attacks in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008.
Ashton was subdued during his walk with Mila.
Both were dressed casually, with Kutcher clad in a white tee, black jeans and Allbirds sneakers while Kunis went for a striped V-neck, sandals and blue jeans.
They were out the day after Mila’s 36th birthday.
Easy going: Ashton was subdued during his walk with Mila
Simple: Both were dressed casually, with Kutcher clad in a white tee, black jeans and Allbirds sneakers
Just hours before 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was convicted of two murders and one attempted murder.
The dramatic trial saw over 100 experts and witnesses – including Kutcher – testify.
The jury deliberated for three days before handing down their guilty verdict.
Gargiulo could now face the death penalty if he is found to have been sane at the time of his crimes.
Gargiulo was charged with the murder of 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin in her Hollywood home in 2001 on a night when she was supposed to have drinks with Kutcher.
Ellerin had been stabbed so brutally that her head was almost completely severed.
Hollywood Ripper Michael Gargiulo, 43, was found guilty on Thursday of killing Ashley Ellerin and Maria Bruno and the attempted murder of Michelle Murphy in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008
The jury deliberated for three days before handing down their verdict in a dramatic trial that saw testimony from Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher
Kutcher, who in 2001 was a rising star of ‘That ’70s Show’ but not yet the household name he would become a few years later, testified early in the trial that he and Ellerin were just getting to know each other and had made plans to go out together for drinks.
They last spoke at 8.24pm when Kutcher testified that he told Ellerin he was running late and she told him she had just gotten out of the shower.
The defense attorney suggested that the apartment manager, who had been with Ellerin when she received a call from Kutcher on the night of her death, was driven to a jealous rage.
Kutcher said he arrived at her Hollywood home very late and got no answer when he knocked on the door.
Gargiulo stabbed Ashley Ellerin (left) to death at her Hollywood home at age 22 in 2001. He killed 32-year-old Maria Bruno (right) at her home in El Monte in 2005
He testified that he looked inside and saw what he thought were wine stains. He said he left thinking she had gone out without him in frustration.
‘I remember the next day, after I heard about what happened, I went to the detectives and said, ‘My fingerprints are on the door,” Kutcher said.
He was also found guilty of the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy in her Santa Monica apartment
‘I was freaking out.’
In addition to Ellerin’s murder, Gargiulo was also charged with the 2005 murder of 32-year old Maria Bruno in her El Monte home and the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy in her Santa Monica apartment.
Murphy fought off her attacker and caused him to cut himself and leave a trail of blood, which set off the chain of events that led to the arrest and charges against Gargiulo.
The killer has since been linked to the murder of a third woman. He is currently awaiting trial in Illinois for the 1993 killing of Tricia Pacaccio when he was 17 and friends with Pacaccio’s younger brother.
A native of the Chicago area who moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s, Gargiulo had acting aspirations and was working as an air-conditioning repair man and nightclub bouncer at the time of the attacks.
Gargiulo could now face the death penalty if he is found to have been sane at the time of his crimes