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Jury Sentences the ‘Hollywood Ripper’ To Death

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Jury Sentences 'Hollywood Ripper' To Death

LOS ANGELES (Patch.com) –The Los Angeles Superior Court jury that convicted Michael Gargiulo and found that he was sane at the time of the crimes has now sentenced him to death.

Jurors recommended a death sentence today for the so-called “Hollywood Ripper,” who was convicted of killing and mutilating two Southern California women and attacking a third who survived to testify against him.

Michael Gargiulo — who is set to be formally sentenced Feb. 28 — was convicted Aug. 15 of two counts of first-degree murder for the Feb. 22, 2001, slaying of 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin in her Hollywood bungalow hours before she was set to go out with actor Ashton Kutcher, along with the Dec. 1, 2005, killing of Maria Bruno, a 32-year-old mother […]

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