A Yolo County jury convicted 22-year old Charles Cameron Quillin guilty of first degree murder earlier this month, in the killing of Mathew Aleksander Smith in West Sacramento in 2011. The jury also convicted Quillin of discharging a firearm causing death.
According to the office of Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig, the two men were joined by Smith’s girlfriend and two other friends in Quillin’s trailer for a social gathering on August 27, 2011.
The gathering took place in a trailer on the 600-block of West Capitol Avenue.
After midnight, Quillin wanted one of the women to leave the trailer, and this led to an argument with Smith’s girlfriend. Smith intervened.
Smith asked his girlfriend to wait outside.
“As Quillin and Smith were a few feet apart, arguing in the kitchen, Quillin pulled out a revolver from his pants pocket,” said a press release from the D.A. “Quillin shot Smith in the head five times before leaving the trailer, placing the revolver in a bush 160 feet from the trailer, and calling his dad.”
Quillin surrendered to police.
He will be sentenced by Judge Stephen Mock on May 18. He faces 50 years to life in state prison.