Ashton Kutcher is preparing to take to the witness stand to give evidence in the trial of Michael Thomas Gargiulo, who is accused of killing the actor's then-girlfriend Ashley Ellerin, 14 years ago. Reports suggest the 36-year-old will be called to step into court for the trial within the next few months.
The handsome actor was dating 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin back in 2001, when she was fatally attacked in her Los Angeles home.
Ashton Kutcher take to the witness stand to give evidence in a murder trial
Ashton, who was already appearing in That 70s Show at the time – on which he co-starred with his now-fiancée Mila Kunis – was in touch with Ashley on the day she lost her life.
The student and aspiring model called the budding actor to ask if they could watch the Grammys together, but they arranged that Ashton would instead visit her later at her Hollywood bungalow.
The actor was dating Ashley Ellerin when she was murdered 14 years ago
When Ashley didn't respond to two phone calls, Ashton later went to her home. After knocking on the door and calling out to her with no answer, the Two and a Half Men actor left.
While Ashton has rarely spoken about the death of Ashley, his written testimony will be crucial for prosecutors to prove the time of death and strengthen their case.
Ashton and fiancée Mila Kunis co-starred together on That 70s Show
Last year Ashton proposed to girlfriend Mila Kunis, and the couple recently welcomed their daughter Wyatt Isabelle. The actor sparked rumours that the duo had married in secret at the beginning of 2015 when he posted a New Year greeting online. The message was signed off with a scrawl in the sand reading "the Kutchers".