Michael Gargiulo

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Michael Gargiulo
BornMichael Thomas Gargiulo
(1976-02-15) February 15, 1976 (age 37)[citation needed][1]
Known forAlleged serial killings
Criminal chargeMurder[2]
 
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Michael Gargiulo
BornMichael Thomas Gargiulo
(1976-02-15) February 15, 1976 (age 37)[citation needed][1]
Known forAlleged serial killings
Criminal chargeMurder[2]

Michael Thomas Gargiulo (born February 15, 1976)[citation needed][1] is an American alleged serial killer who may have killed as many as ten women.

Description of alleged crimes[edit]

Gargiulo is a native of Glenview, Illinois,[clarification needed] a suburb of Chicago, where in 1993 he allegedly killed 18-year-old Tricia Pacaccio.[3] Gargiulo later referred to the murders of other women before moving to Los Angeles, California, in 2000.[4]

His alleged killing spree in a suburb of Chicago, where in 1993 he allegedly killed 18-year-old Tricia Pacaccio.[3] He then moved on to Santa Monica, California, where he lived when he murdered Ashley Ellerin, the girlfriend of actor Ashton Kutcher at the time.[5] Gargiulo's alleged killing activity in the Los Angeles area ran from August 2001 to 2008. He was charged with killing Maria Bruno of El Monte, California, in 2005,[2] and with the attempted murder of Michelle Murphy of Santa Monica[6] who survived the attack. This led to Gargiulo's capture in 2008. He is currently[when?] held at Los Angeles County Jail awaiting trial.[7]

Gargiulo was dubbed the "Chiller Killer"[8] since he worked as an air-conditioning repairman in Los Angeles. He is also known as the "Hollywood Ripper"[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richard, Tori (undated). "Michael Gargiulo: Alleged Hollywood Ripper – Who is Michael Gargiulo?". TruTv. Retrieved August 3, 2012. "Gargiulo was born in 1976...."
  2. ^ a b Richards, Tori (undated). "Michael Gargiulo: Alleged Hollywood Ripper – El Monte". TruTv. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Staff (July 7, 2011). "Man Charged with Murder in Cold Case Featured on "48 Hours Mystery". 48 Hours. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Staff (July 13, 2011; updated September 12, 2011). "Michael Gargiulo Could Have Killed 20 Women, L.A. Police Say". The Huffington Post. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  5. ^ Grad, Shelby (July 8, 2011). "Killing of Ashley Ellerin". L.A. Now – Southern California – This Just In (blog of the Los Angeles Times). Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  6. ^ Richards, Tori (undated). "Michael Gargiulo: Alleged Hollywood Ripper – ". TruTV. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  7. ^ Staff (undated). "Michael Gargiulo Under Arrest". CBS News. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  8. ^ Pelisek, Christine (November 25, 2010). "The Chiller Killer – Michael Gargiulo, Accused of Killing Ashton Kutcher's Girlfriend and Other L.A. Beauties, Got Close as the Helpful Air-Conditioning Repairman". LA Weekly. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  9. ^ Staff (November 18, 2010). "Family Says 'Hollywood Ripper' Killed in Chicago Area First". CBS News (via WBBM-TV). Retrieved August 3, 2012.

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