'Boy Next Door Killer' gets death for murders of 2 women
Posted: Jul 17, 2021 11:50 AM CDT
By ANDREW DALTON Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge gave a death sentence to a man prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" for the murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.
Judge Larry Fidler called the crimes "vicious and frightening" before handing down the sentence Friday to 45-year-old Michael Thomas Gargiulo.
Gargiulo was found guilty of the 2001 murder of Ashley Ellerin, a 22-year-old fashion design student who was about to go on a date with actor Ashton Kutcher, who was a witness at the trial.
He was also convicted of killing 32-year-old mother of four Maria Bruno in 2005.