Jury recommends death sentence for 'Hollywood Ripper,' who murdered 2 women
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Michael Gargiulo smiles as his attorney presents closing arguments in the trial of People vs. Michael Gargiulo Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles.

via KTLA:

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for Michael Gargiulo, a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" and the "Hollywood Ripper."

One victim of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was killed on a night in 2001 when she had plans with actor Ashton Kutcher, who testified at the trial.

The jury reached its decision Friday after finding Gargiulo guilty of two murders and an attempted murder.

Prosecutors called him "The Boy Next Door Killer" because he lived near all the victims.

He was convicted of the 2008 attempted murder of Michelle Murphy, who testified during the trial's penalty phase that she lived in fear for years after the attack.

A judge will sentence Gargiulo in February.

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