(Ansa) – New York, July 16 – ‘Hollywood Ripper’ Michael Curculo is sentenced to death for killing two women and attempting to kill another. This was decided by Los Angeles Judge Larry Fitler.
“Wherever it went, it followed death and destruction,” the judge said. The case of 45-year-old Corciulo hit the headlines because one of the victims, Ashley Ellerin, was getting ready to go on a date with actor Ashton Kutcher. Eller was killed with 47 stab wounds.
Another victim was Maria Bruno, a 32-year-old mother of four: Curciulo killed her, cut her breasts and removed prostheses. Instead of escaping from Cargiulo’s attack, Michael Murphy fought back, forcing him to flee and chasing investigators to solve the previous two cases.
“I was sentenced to death unjustly and unjustifiably. I wanted to testify, but they shut me up,” he said in the courtroom. The serial killer will now be handed over to Illinois, where he is charged with killing another woman.
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