Man charged with serial LA-area attacks to get last defense

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for a man charged with killing two Southern California women and trying to kill a third will make their last effort to convince a jury that the case against him is thin and insufficient.

Lawyers for 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo are set to present their closing arguments to a Los Angeles jury Wednesday.

On Tuesday, prosecutors portrayed Gargiulo as a serial killer who researched both his victims and how to get away with murder.

Gargiulo’s attorneys will likely remind jurors of the light physical evidence tying him to the stabbing deaths of a woman in Hollywood in 2001 and another in an LA suburb in 2005.

The defense’s case also included testimony from a psychologist who says Gargiulo has dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder.

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