Ashton Kutcher testify in Murder Trial

Ashton Kutcher testified Wednesday in the trial of a man prosecutors call a “serial, psychosexual, thrill killer.”

Michael Gargiulo — aka the “Hollywood Ripper”  is accused of murdering three woman, including Ashley Ellerin, who was supposed to go on a date with the actor the night she was stabbed to death in 2001.

Ashton told jurors he spoke to her on the phone around 8:30 p.m. and made plans to go out later that night. He called several more times, but there was no answer. Ashton said when he got to her house between 10:30 and 10:45 p.m, “I knocked on the door and there was no answer. I knocked again, and once again, no answer. At this point I pretty well assumed she had left for the night, and that I was late, and she was upset.”

Ashton said at one point he looked through the window and saw what he thought were red wine stains on the floor.

The next morning Ashley was found dead inside her home with more than 47 stab wounds.

Ashton said, “I remember the next day after I heard about what happened, I went to the detectives and said, ‘My fingerprints are on the door.’ I was freaking out.”

Hot Takes:

  • I wonder if Ashton was a suspect. He was at the scene of the crime on the night in question.
  • If he hadn’t already been in a star at the time, things could have turned out much differently for Ashton.
  • Had he arrived earlier and taken out Ashley, she might not have been murdered.