CRIME

Ashton Kutcher Testifies At Los Angeles Murder Trial On Behalf Of Slain Friend

The actor said he had planned to hang out with 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin the night she was killed in 2001.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ashton Kutcher has testified at a Los Angeles murder trial that he went to pick up a woman to go out for drinks on a night in 2001 and left when she didn’t answer her door, only to learn the next day she had been killed.

The 41-year-old actor said from the witness stand Wednesday that he looked into the window at the Hollywood home of 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin and saw what he believed were wine stains before leaving, thinking the fashion design student had already gone out for the night.

Ashton Kutcher testifies during the murder trial of Michael Gargiulo at Los Angeles Superior Court, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Ashton Kutcher testifies during the murder trial of Michael Gargiulo at Los Angeles Superior Court, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Kutcher said he told detectives the next day he knew his fingerprints were on the door and he was “freaking out.”

The testimony came in the trial of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo, who is charged with killing Ellerin and another woman.

Michael Gargiulo, listens to his defense attorney Daniel Nardoni's opening statement in Los Angeles Superior Court at his tri
Michael Gargiulo, listens to his defense attorney Daniel Nardoni's opening statement in Los Angeles Superior Court at his trial on murder charges, Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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