Sante Fe Prosecutor: ‘All Options On the Table’ In Charges Over Rust Film Shooting, Alec Baldwin Is ‘Possible Defendant’
In October, 2021, Alec Baldwin shot and killed a crew member on a movie set while filming the western “Rust” in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Baldwin allegedly discharged a prop gun that killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza .was hospitalised after a gun Baldwin was holding discharged on the set of Rust last Thursday.
In the months after the shooting, Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he feels no guilt for fatally shooting a producer on the set of “Rust.”
.@GStephanopoulos: “Do you feel guilt?”
Alec Baldwin: “No. Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 3, 2021
The Gateway Pundit reported that the gun that Baldwin fired is a period revolver (you can read TGP’s Larry Johnson’s original post about the pistol here)–F. Lli Pietta 45 Long Colt Revolver. You must open the loading gate to access the cylinder to load a cartridge. You then must cock the hammer manually, otherwise, it will NOT fire. Once the hammer is cocked then only slight pressure on the trigger will release the hammer and initiate the firing cycle.
A Sante Fe, New Mexico District Attorney has announced she is ready to file charges against four people, Baldwin may be included in those charged.
New Mexico prosecutors have indicated they may charge Alec Baldwin over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust last year, after the actor handed over his cellphone to be considered as evidence.
In a letter to the state’s financial board, asking for funding to prosecute the high profile case, Santa Fe District Attorney District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said she was ‘ready’ to file charges against four people.
She stopped short of confirming the charges she planned to bring, but said was ‘certainly looking all the homicide statutes and any gun statutes under New Mexico criminal code’.
When asked specially about charges against Baldwin, the DA said, Asked about whether Baldwin could be charged, the district “all options are on the table at this point.”
Additionally, she said,”There is a bridge and it will take many more facts, corroborated facts, before we can get to that criminal negligent standard.”
While no charges have been filed, New Mexico has been given funds to proceed with potential prosecutions, which could affect ‘Rust’ producer and actor Alec Baldwin. https://t.co/o3lJmFQVzs
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) September 26, 2022
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Author: Margaret Flavin