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Prosecutors charge California man in 1993 stabbing death of suburban Chicago woman
CHICAGO (AP) ' Prosecutors have charged a man already facing charges in two killings, including the death of actor Ashton Kutcher's former girlfriend, with the 1993 slaying of a suburban Chicago woman.
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez told reporters Thursday that Michael Gargiulo (gar-DYOO'-loh) is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Tricia Pacaccio (pa-KAH'-shee-oh).
Pacaccio was stabbed in the chest as she approached her family's home. Her father found her hours later, still clutching her door key.
Authorities say Gargiulo knew Pacaccio and was questioned but never charged.
Alvarez says DNA evidence links the two, and that two men say Gargiulo boasted he'd killed a woman in Chicago.
In 2008, Gargiulo was charged in the stabbing deaths of Kutcher's ex, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin, and 32-year-old Maria Bruno in California.