“Two and a Half Men” actor Ashton Kutcher is set to testify against his then-girlfriend’s accused killer, Michael Thomas Gargiulo. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
Ashton Kutcher is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood. Little is known, though, that Aston Kutcher’s girlfriend in 2001 was murdered. It might seem like Kutcher’s starring in a thriller movie, but the actor’s set to testify against his then-girlfriend’s killer, Michael Thomas Gargiulo.
According to the National Enquirer, Gargiulo is accused of murdering three women, including Kutcher’s girlfriend, Ashley Ellerin, 22, who was murdered on Feb. 21, 2001.
According to reports, Ellerin lived 400 ft. away from Gargiulo and was fatally stabbed 47 times while she was taking a shower. The report claims that Gargiulo “slashed Ms. Ellerin’s throat so violently [he] nearly decapitated her.” Ellerin’s body was also said to have been displayed in a “demeaning pose that was sexual in nature.”
Kutcher gave a written testimony to the police after being able to witness a part of the murder that took place that night. On Feb. 21, 2001, Kutcher said that he received a call from Ellerin asking to have a date with him. Kutcher turned down the offer but promised that he would visit her at home. The actor then tried calling Ellerin twice that night, but the 22-year-old student did not answer, which led Kutcher to think that Ellerin was mad at him for turning her down. Kutcher then went to her apartment at 10:45 in the evening and knocked on her door. When no one was answering, Kutcher said that he looked through the window and saw what he thought was wine on the floor.
Gargiulo is also facing charges against the murder of Maria Bruno, who was brutally killed on Dec. 1, 2005. According to reports, Gargiulo “quite literally butchered her body.” Bruno was stabbed multiple times, her throat was slit and her breasts were sliced off.
The prosecutors say that Gargiulo is “a serial, psychosexual killer” who takes pleasure from killing beautiful women in a systematic manner.
Kutcher is reportedly due to stand against Gargiulo within the next few months.
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