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Religious Filmmaker Who Made Movie About 'Eternal Salvation' Arrested For Allegedly Murdering His Wife

Tim Gautier is accused of fatally shooting his wife Gina Gautier during a domestic dispute at their Ventura County, California home.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt
Husbands Who Killed Their Wives

A filmmaker known for producing a movie about religion has been arrested for allegedly murdering his wife during an argument.

Tim Gautier, 55, was taken into custody on Monday evening in connection to the murder of his wife, 57-year-old Gina Gautier, earlier that day, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said in a recent news release. The couple had gotten into what authorities called a “domestic dispute” on Monday morning, according to another press release. Tim Gautier was arrested at his apartment — the scene of the murder — while his wife was transported to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries, authorities said.

Investigators have not said what led to the dispute, but the release does state that a handgun was found at the scene, and that Gina Gautier sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

Tim Gautier Pd

Tim Gautier is a writer and producer, according to his IMDb profile. He produced the short film “A Fight For Glory” in 2003, and wrote and produced the 2016 film “Eternal Salvation,” which follows a man on a quest for spiritual enlightenment. The film’s website includes a biography for Gautier, which describes him as the “creative force” behind the movie, who has “an undying passion to entertain audiences worldwide.” His bio also states that he has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and has also worked on commercials and music videos.

Tim Gautier is currently in custody at the Ventura County Main Jail with bail set at $500,000, online jail records show. He has not commented publicly on his arrest.