Jury selection begins in trial of film producer Thousand Oaks accused of death of his wife »News Talk 1590 KVTA
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
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Update – Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Thousand Oaks film producer charged with murder in the death of his wife.
Tim Gautier, 55, is accused of shooting his 57-year-old wife, Gina, in their Thousand Oaks home.
Gautier pleaded not guilty.
He also denied a special allegation of intentional use of a firearm.
Gina Gautier was found in their apartment in the 2300 block of Fountain Crest Lane in Thousand Oaks by MPs who were called to the residence due to a report of a domestic violence incident on January 11.
She had been shot several times and later died at Los Robles Medical Center.
A gun was recovered from the apartment.
Tim Gautier was at the apartment when MPs arrived and surrendered without incident.
On Tuesday, dozens of potential jurors were called into the courtroom, some given questionnaires to fill out and then asked to return to court on September 7.
Some potential jurors, however, have been excused for just cause.
Gautier is said to be a writer and producer of religious films, including the 2016 film Eternal Salvation for which he is credited with writing and producing.
His wife Gina was also listed as the producer of this film.
Gautier remains in custody on bail set at $ 750,000.