A 45-year-old man nicknamed the “Hollywood Ripper” was sentenced to death on Friday for the bloody murders of two women in the early 2000s, including the introduction of Ashton Kutcher, which was planned the night of the American actor’s crime.
After being stabbed several times, the victims were particularly affected by the deformity of the chest, one of which was found to have almost been beheaded.
“In this case, wherever [Michael] Corciulo is gone, and death and destruction continue, ”said a judge in Los Angeles.
Since California has observed a ban on the death penalty since 2019, Carquilo will now escape the death penalty. No prisoners have been killed there since 2006.
Actor Ashton Kutcher first knew the victim, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, a fashion design student, with whom he had a date the night of his death in late 2001. He told the court he was late to pick her up from her Hollywood home and that no one had opened the door.
Ashton Kutcher looked out the window of the apartment, but saw only what he believed was red wine spilled on the floor. The actor walked out thinking that the young woman had already gone out without waiting for him.
Ashley Ellerin suffered 47 stab wounds in the hallway leading to her bathroom.
The second victim, Mr. Marcu Bruno, 32, a neighbor of Curculo, was stabbed 17 times in December 2005.
Attorney Dan Achemon, mr. Curciulo attacked the women he lived with and waited patiently for the moment to strike, usually at night and near their homes, in “carefully planned murders”.
In court, Michael Corcio reiterated his innocence on Friday.
In 2008, in Santa Monica, near Los Angeles, he was arrested after accidentally stabbing himself during an attack on a third victim.
The killer is being prosecuted in Illinois for killing a woman in that state in 1993.