Man gets 50 to life in Westlake wife murder

Tim Gautier will be eligible for parole

GautierIn one of the quickest murder cases in Ventura County history, a Thousand Oaks man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison for shooting and killing his wife in their Westlake apartment last year.
Last week’s sentencing hearing fell six days before the oneyear mark of the death of Gina Gautier, who was shot and killed Jan. 11, 2021.
Unlike most defendants, Tim Gautier invoked his right to a speedy trial. A judge bound him over for trial within weeks of his arrest and a jury ...

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