DATE: November 15, 2021

CASE: Christopher Simpson (Case #16FE010597)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Shauna Franklin, Homicide Unit

Christopher Simpson was convicted by a jury of the first-degree murder of Macy Murphy.  The jury also found true a use of gun enhancement.

Simpson and the 15-year-old victim were in the same circle of friends. On May 29, 2016, Simpson shot the victim in the back of the head while she was sitting in a car.  It is believed Simpson perceived the victim had disrespected him. The firearm used in the murder was never recovered.

Simpson faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for January 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in Department 17 before the Honorable James Arguelles.