TERRI VERMEULEN KEITH
City News Service
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman who survived being stabbed eight times in her Santa Monica apartment by the man dubbed the "Hollywood Ripper'' told jurors on Tuesday that she barely slept in the months following the attack.
In front of the jury that is being asked to recommend whether Michael Gargiulo should be sentenced to death or life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murders of two women, Michelle Murphy testified that she was "fighting with everything she had'' against her assailant and that she struggled to deal with her concerns about her safety after the April 28, 2008, attack by a man she called a "monster.''
On Aug. 15, jurors convicted Gargiulo of first-degree murder for the Feb. 22, 2001, slaying of 22-year-