Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis step out just hours after ‘Hollywood Ripper’ gets convicted of murder


Ashton Kutcher was seen out with wife Mila Kunis on the same day the man who killed his former girlfriend was found guilty of multiple counts of murder.

The actor/entrepreneur was stoic during his Thursday outing with his wife of four years.

Earlier that day ‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Gargiulo was convicted of murdering Ashley Ellerin, 22, who was reportedly dating Kutcher.

Garguilo was also convicted of the murder of Maria Bruno, 32, and attempting to kill Michelle Murphy, 26.

His crimes were part of a series of brutal attacks in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008.

Ashton was subdued during his walk with Mila. 

Both were dressed casually, with Kutcher clad in a white tee, black jeans and Allbirds sneakers while Kunis went for a striped V-neck, sandals and blue jeans. 

They were out the day after Mila’s 36th birthday. 

Just hours before 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was convicted of two murders and one attempted murder.

The dramatic trial saw over 100 experts and witnesses – including Kutcher – testify. 

The jury deliberated for three days before handing down their guilty verdict.

Gargiulo could now face the death penalty if he is found to have been sane at the time of his crimes. 

Gargiulo was charged with the murder of 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin in her Hollywood home in 2001 on a night when she was supposed to have drinks with Kutcher.

Ellerin had been stabbed so brutally that her head was almost completely severed.

Kutcher, who in 2001 was a rising star of ‘That ’70s Show’ but not yet the household name he would become a few years later, testified early in the trial that he and Ellerin were just getting to know each other and had made plans to go out together for drinks.

They last spoke at 8.24pm when Kutcher testified that he told Ellerin he was running late and she told him she had just gotten out of the shower.

The defense attorney suggested that the apartment manager, who had been with Ellerin when she received a call from Kutcher on the night of her death, was driven to a jealous rage.

Kutcher said he arrived at her Hollywood home very late and got no answer when he knocked on the door.

He testified that he looked inside and saw what he thought were wine stains. He said he left thinking she had gone out without him in frustration.

‘I remember the next day, after I heard about what happened, I went to the detectives and said, ‘My fingerprints are on the door,” Kutcher said.

‘I was freaking out.’

In addition to Ellerin’s murder, Gargiulo was also charged with the 2005 murder of 32-year old Maria Bruno in her El Monte home and the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy in her Santa Monica apartment. 

Murphy fought off her attacker and caused him to cut himself and leave a trail of blood, which set off the chain of events that led to the arrest and charges against Gargiulo. 

The killer has since been linked to the murder of a third woman. He is currently awaiting trial in Illinois for the 1993 killing of Tricia Pacaccio when he was 17 and friends with Pacaccio’s younger brother. 

A native of the Chicago area who moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s, Gargiulo had acting aspirations and was working as an air-conditioning repair man and nightclub bouncer at the time of the attacks.


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