Thursday, May 24, 2012
Michael Gargiulo is charged with murdering Glenview's Tricia Pacaccio. In a separate case, he is charged with the stabbing deaths of two L.A. women, one of whom dated Ashton Kutcher. He will act as his own attorney in the California capital-murder trial.
In a rare move, Michael Thomas Gargiulo—the Santa Monica man accused in the stabbing deaths of two Los Angeles women, including an aspiring fashion designer who dated Ashton Kutcher—will represent himself at his murder trial without a lawyer. The accused serial killer is also charged in Cook County with the brutal 1993 murder of Glenview’s Tricia Pacaccio, Patch reported in July. Pacaccio, 18, was stabbed to death on the front stoop of her home after returning from a Glenbrook South homecoming celebration. Prosecutors are uncertain how long the California trial may take and say Gargiulo will not be brought back to Illinois to face charges for the Pacaccio murder until the West Coast trial is complete. Related: Patch's Complete Coverage of…
Friday, July 15, 2011
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Friday, July 8, 2011
Michael Gargiulo was charged with first-degree murder July 6
Yesterday’s long-awaited news that murder charges had come down in the 18-year-old Tricia Pacaccio case brought closure for some but still left many unanswered questions: Why were charges not brought sooner? The Chicago Tribune spoke with the Cook County Sherriff’s Department about the nearly two-decade investigation and how the lengthy pursuit of Gargiulo unfolded, according to an article the paper published Thursday. According to the article, by 2002, leads were few and far between in the 1993 cold case. Det. Lou Sala was sorting through old lists of suspects previous detectives had already spoken with when Gargiulo's name came up. “Their conversations were cordial and Gargiulo seemed cooperative, until Sala suggested Gargiulo submit his…
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Michael Gargiulo has been indicted on first-degree murder for the teen's 1993 stabbing death.
Update July 8, 2:45 p.m. After nearly two decades, prosecutors charged 35-year-old Michael Gargiulo with the murder of his former neighbor and classmate Tricia Pacaccio July 6. Pacaccio, 18, was stabbed to death on the front stoop of her Glenview home in 1993. Patch helped break the case when a reader wrote in the comment section of a Patch article about the cold case, saying that Gargiulo had confessed to him. To read more about the case, click on the links below: * Detectives detail chain of events. An investigation 18-years in the making, police break down how the nearly two-decade cold case was reignited, landing Gargiulo in jail while he awaits trial for three murders and an attempted murder. * Prosecutor grilled for 18-year wait. …
Former neighbor and classmate Michael Gargiulo now facing charges in the 18-year-old case.
It’s been a long time coming, and the media wants to know why. Reporters grilled Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez at a press conference this morning where she announced the first-degree murder charges brought against alleged serial killer Michael Gargiulo in the brutal 1993 stabbing of Glenview teen Tricia Pacaccio. Gargiulo knew the Pacaccios and was friends with Tricia’s younger brother. He lived down the block from the family and according to prosecutors, stabbed the 18-year-old Glenbrook South graduate 12 times in the early morning hours of August 14, 1993. (To read more about Patch's coverage of the case, click here.) Gargiulo is also facing charges in California of murdering two young women and attempting to murder a third…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Former neighbor and classmate, Michael Gargiulo, charged with the teen's 1993 stabbing death.
The man police say is responsible for the brutal murder of Glenview’s Tricia Pacaccio nearly two decades ago will be charged in Cook County Court, Glenview Patch learned exclusively Wednesday evening. Michael Gargiulo will be charged with first-degree murder, Cook County State's Attorney Spokeswoman Tandra Simonton told Patch. She also said that a comment on a previous Patch article about the murder played a part in bringing the charges against Gargiulo, 35, who was a neighbor and acquaintance of the Pacaccio family and went to school with Tricia. When Pacaccio was murdered in 1993, it devastated the community. She was 18 years old. Until now Gargiulo, the lead suspect in the case, had not been prosecuted. The one-time cold case was …