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Thousand Oaks Film Producer Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering His Wife

Wednesday January 13, 2021

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 (Photos courtesy VCSO)

     Updated--Thousand Oaks film producer, 55-year-old Tim Gautier, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a murder charge in the shooting death of his 57-year-old wife and fellow producer Gina.

     He also denied a special allegation of the intentional use of a gun.

     Gina Gautier was found in their apartment in the 2300 block of Fountain Crest Lane in Thousand Oaks by deputies who were called to the residence because of a report of a domestic violence incident.

     She had been shot multiple times and died later at Los Robles Medical Center.

     A gun was recovered from the apartment.

     Tim Gautier was at the apartment when deputies arrived and surrendered without incident.

     He is reportedly a writer and producer of religious movies including the 2016 film Eternal Salvation for which he is given writing and producing credit.

     His wife Gina was also listed as a producer of that movie.

     Prosecutors asked the court Wednesday to increase Gautier's bail to $1 million but that request was denied by the judge and a bail of $750,000 was set instead.

     As of Wednesday evening, Gautier remained in the Ventura County Jail and is due back in court on January 25, 2021.