‘Boy Next Door Killer’ gets death for murders of 2 women


              Michael Thomas Gargiulo, standing, with his defense attorneys, Daniel Nardoni, middle, and Dale Michael Rubin, right, during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. For crimes he called “vicious and frightening,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler on Friday gave a death sentence to Gargiulo who prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer” for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo, left, listens to his defense attorney Daniel Nardoni, as he pleads for his client during a sentencing hearing, along with attorney Dale Michael Rubin, right, at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. A judge denied a new trial for a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo, left, listens to his defense attorneys Daniel Nardoni, middle, and Dale Michael Rubin, right, during his sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. A judge denied a new trial for Garigiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo, left, talks to his defense attorneys, Daniel Nardoni, middle, and Dale Michael Rubin during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. A judge denied a new trial for a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo adjusts his face mask during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. Gargiulo has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and an attempted-murder charge stemming from attacks in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008, including the death of Kutcher's former girlfriend, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin.  A judge denied a new trial for Garigiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo listens during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. Gargiulo has pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and an attempted-murder charge stemming from attacks in the Los Angeles area between 2001 and 2008, including the death of Kutcher's former girlfriend, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin.  A judge denied a new trial for Garigiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo, left, listens to his defense attorneys, Daniel Nardoni, middle, and Dale Michael Rubin during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. A judge denied a new trial for Garigiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo listens to his defense attorney Daniel Nardoni, as he pleads for his life during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. A judge denied a new trial for Garigiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo speaks to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler before his sentencing, angrily complaining that his lawyers prevented him from taking the stand in his defense at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. For crimes he called “vicious and frightening,” a judge on Friday gave a death sentence to Gargiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer” for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo, left, listens to his defense attorney Daniel Nardoni, as he pleads for his client during a sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021.  A judge denied a new trial for Garigiulo, a man prosecutors called “The Boy Next Door Killer,” who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler wears a face mask during the sentencing hearing of Michael Thomas Gargiulo at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. The judge denied a new trial for Gargiulo, who could be sentenced to death later Friday for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. Judge Larry Fidler rejected a defense motion arguing there was not enough physical evidence against 45-year-old Gargiulo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Mark Durbin, the man who managed Ashley Ellerin's apartment complex where she was murdered in 2001, addresses her killer, Michael Thomas Gargiulo, during Durbin's victim's statement at his sentencing hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. Judge Larry Fidler on Friday gave a death sentence to Michael Thomas Gargiulo, who prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            
              Michael Thomas Gargiulo speaks before his sentencing, angrily complaining that his lawyers prevented him from taking the stand in his defense at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. "I'm going to death row wrongfully and unjustfully," said Gargiulo, who showed no visible reaction to his sentencing. "I did want to testify and my fundamental choice was blocked." For crimes he called "vicious and frightening," a judge on Friday gave a death sentence to Gargiulo who prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
            Serial killer Michael Thomas Gargiulo, left, with his attorney Daniel Nardoni, reacts as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler reads his sentencing at Los Angeles Superior Court, Friday, July 16, 2021. Judge Fidler gave a death sentence to Gargiulo, who prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" for the home-invasion murders of two women and the attempted murder of a third. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)