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.
ASSOCIATED PRESS 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.
ASSOCIATED PRESS 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. Download REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard. Join HuffPost Plus