Ashton Kutcher testified in the trial of suspected serial killer Michael Gargiulo, a.k.a. the “Hollywood Ripper.”
“Kutcher’s then friend, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, was murdered on Feb. 21, 2001, in her Hollywood Hills home. She had been stabbed 47 times.” -CBS Los Angeles
“Ashton Kutcher told police that he peered through a front window and saw what he believed were red wine stains on the floor” –PEOPLE
His testimony could be crucial in the case of a man prosecutors call a “serial sexual-thrill killer.”
“Kutcher was in an L.A. courthouse testifying in the trial of Michael Gargiulo — aka the “Hollywood Ripper” — who’s accused of attacking 4 women with a knife and killing 3 of them over the span of 15 years.
Among them is Ashley Ellerin, a friend of Kutcher’s who was supposed to be his date to a Grammys after-party in February 2001 but never showed. Kutcher reportedly went to her house to check on her but she didn’t answer, so he left.
Ashton testified that he had met Ashley through a friend and he had gone to her house a few weeks before the Grammys to a housewarming party for her. He characterized his relationship with her as “an acquaintance,” although he did say he had some interest in her.”