Oxnard Man Found Guilty Of Murder

Monday May 20, 2019

     A Ventura County jury Monday convicted an Oxnard man in connection with the shooting death of another Oxnard man almost three years ago.

   It took the panel less than a day of deliberations to find 39-year-old Christopher Gaston guilty of first degree murder in the June 25, 2016 shooting death of 32-year-old Christopher Camper.

   Camper was gunned down as he stood at a bus stop on Ventura Road north of Gonzales Road.

   The jury also found true special circumstance allegations of murder while lying in wait and intentional murder by shooting someone from a vehicle.

   That means Gaston is facing life in prison with no chance of parole when he is sentenced on June 24th, almost three years to the day after the killing.

   The DA's office decided not to seek the death penalty.

   The jury did not believe Gaston's testimony at trial that the shooting was in self defense.

   They believed prosecutors who argued Gaston wanted to kill Camper over a personal dispute and planned and waited to kill him at the bus stop.