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Judge: Larry P. Fidler
Court: Superior Court, Los Angeles County, California
Plaintiff's Attorney: Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Description: Los Angeles, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant accused for two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Michael Gargiulo, age 45, was indicted for attacks in the Los Angles area betweenm 2001 and 2008, including the deaths of his former girlfriend, 22 year-old Ashley Ellerin and the home invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.
Defendant was described in media as “The Chiller Killer” and “The Hollywood Ripper” but was called “The Boy Next Door Killer” by prosecutors because he lived near his victims.
Outcome: Defendant was convicted with a recommendation for the be put to death.