Jury recommends death penalty for ‘Boy Next Door Killer’

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ANDREW DALTON AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" after he was found guilty of two murders and an attempted murder. The victims of Michael Gargiulo, 43, included 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, who was killed on a night in 2001 when she had plans with actor Ashton Kutcher. He testified during the trial that he arrived late for his date with Ellerin, looked into her house when there was no answer at the door, and saw what he thought were wine stains before leaving. Gargiulo showed no reaction as the court clerk read the death sentence at the brief hearing. Jurors also could have recommended life in prison with no possibility of parole. His attorney Daniel Nardoni said outside cour
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