As previously reported, the authorities were doing an investigation into the death of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” in Santa Fe County in October 2021.
Balwin stated that he wasn’t aware that the gun he fired that was used on the set had a live round inside of it. Alec Baldwin recently reached a settlement with the family of Hyna Hutchins after she was killed on the film set when Alec Baldwin fired the gun.
Authorities had investigated to determine how a live round got into the gun that Mr. Baldwin was practicing with, why the crew members who inspected it on set failed to notice, and why the gun fired by Alec Baldwin killed Halyna Hutchins.
According to other reports, the prosecutor is expected to charge Baldwin, and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set “Rust Set”.
There will be no press conference regarding the announcement.
“Regardless of the District Attorney’s decision, the announcement will be a solemn occasion, made in a manner keeping with the office’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the judicial process and respecting the victim’s family,” Heather Brewer, spokesperson for the office of the First Judicial District Attorney, said in a statement.
“Our independent investigation also supports charges are warranted. It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law. We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”
“If any one of these three people – Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls – had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would be alive today. It’s that simple,” Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor appointed by the DA to the case, said in a statement. “The evidence clearly shows a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the ‘Rust’ film set. In New Mexico, there is no room for film sets that don’t take our state’s commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.”
An attorney that spoke on behalf of Halyna Hutchins’s family, thanked the sheriff’s office as soon as the charges were announced.
“We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges for involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life,
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