Michael Gargiulo

Killer (1976)
Mon Aug 17 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Some people come to limelight after years of hard work and dedication in good works. On the other, some become instantly famous for their work. Michael Garguilo is a notorious, convicted American serial killer. 

Michael Gargiulo was born as Michael Thomas Gargiulo on February 15, 1976, in Glenview, Illinois. Nothing much about his parents is known to the media. He has not shared his sibling's information. He moved to Southern California in the 1990s and has been nicknamed the "Hollywood Ripper."

Relationship Status of Michael Gargiulo

Michael is a married man. Michael is married to his girlfriend, Ana Luz Gonzalez. Nothing much about his personal life is known to the media. The exact date of their marriage is still under investigation. Some claim it to be in 2007. 

Michael Gargiulo wife
Image: Michael along with his wife, Ana Luz Gonzalez
Source: Daily Mail

More to that, It is a matter of debate whether Michael is father to any children or not. They had been dating for more than five years before tying their wedding knot. Some reports mentioned them to be dating form the early 2000s. 

Nothing much about his net worth is known to the media. Michael must have earned some good amount from the contract of killing people. 

Conviction of Murder

Michael's first murder was took place when he was in his late teens. He may have stabbed his neighbor, 18-year-old Tricia Pacaccio, to death on her backdoor step. Gargiulo moved to Los Angeles in 1998, allegedly to escape the scrutiny of the police in Illinois.

Michael stayed in Southern California from 2001 to 2008 and had committed two murders and an attempted murder. On February 21, 2001, he stabbed Ashley Ellerin 47 times to death in her home in Hollywood. According to detective Tom Small, one stab wound "actually penetrated the skull and took out a chunk of the skull like a puzzle piece."

Michael Gargiulo criminal
Image: One of the Michael's victim 
Source: Triblocal

On December 1, 2005, Gargiulo stabbed his neighbor to death at her home in El Monte, California. In 2008, Gargiulo attempted to murder his neighbor in her home in Santa Monica; however, she fought off the attack, and blood matching Gargiulo's DNA was found at the scene. 

Following the incident, Gargiulo was arrested by the Santa Monica Police Department on June 6, 2008. Finally, In 2011, The Cook County State's Attorney charged Gargiulo with the first-degree murder of Tricia Pacaccio. 

Murder's In Illinois

In addition to that, Gargiulo is charged in the two California murders, as well as the Pacaccio murder in Illinois. Media in Los Angeles dubbed Gargiulo, the "Hollywood Ripper" as well as the "Chiller Killer." In May 2019, actor Ashton Kutcher testified about the crimes.

Michael Gargiulo net worth
Image: Michael has been charged with First degree murder and other cases 
Source: Chicagomag

On August 15, 2019, Gargiulo was convicted on all counts. The penalty phase of his California trial started on October 7, 2019. He faced either a death sentence or life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

On October 18, 2019, a jury recommended the death penalty for Michael Gargiulo after several hours of deliberation. But as of March 2020, sentencing of Gargiulo in California continued to be delayed by defense motions. Richard Ramirez is another notorious serial killer. 

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