Kutcher To Relive Ellerin Death In Court

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December 21, 2010 | 7:50am EST

Ashton Kutcher is preparing to relive the horror of the night his ex-girlfriend Ashley Ellerin was murdered when the case goes to trial next year.
Michael Gargiulo, 34, has been charged with stabbing Ellerin to death at her home in Los Angeles in February 2001.

Kutcher told police at the time that he had gone to collect the 22-year-old fashion student/model from the property to attend a post-Grammy Awards party, but she failed to answer the door.

He said he left the house after checking a back window and spotting what he thought were red wine stains on the carpet. Ellerin, who had suffered multiple stab wounds, was found dead the following day by a friend.

Kutcher, who wed Demi Moore in 2005 after two years of dating, has rarely discussed the case publicly but he is set to relive his heartache by giving evidence at Gargiulo’s trial in California next year.

Gargiulo has been charged with murdering Ellerin and two other women, and attempting to kill a fourth. An exact date for his trial has not been confirmed.