Alec Baldwin and Rust’s team could be accused of killing the director

In October 2021, disaster struck on the film set. Rustin which Alec Baldwin allegedly fired a gun he didn’t know had real ammunition. That’s why he killed the cameraman Halina Hutchins and hurt the director Joel Souza.

An investigation has since been launched in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, to understand what happened on set and whether the gun was loaded with live ammunition due to film crew negligence.

According to The Hollywood ReporterSanta Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement that there is enough evidence to bring Baldwin and Rust’s team to justice and that they could face criminal charges in Hutchins’ murder.

“After a thorough review of the evidence and the state of the law in New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the film crew of Rust. In my opinion, no one is above the law and everyone deserves justice.”

Luke Nikas, Baldwin’s attorney, responded to the statement. He said his client trusted the professionals he worked with and thus was confident the gun had no live ammunition. And he added:

“This decision distorts the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a real bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the set.”

Jason Bowles, the attorney for gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, pointed out, “…the result of a deeply flawed investigation and a misunderstanding of the full facts.”

According to THR, “To prove involuntary manslaughter, there must be negligence. Under New Mexico law, manslaughter is a fourth-degree felony and is punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Including a charge of negligent use of a firearm.”

Alec Baldwin settles with the director’s husband

In October 2022, Matthew Hutchins, husband of Halyna Hutchins, was said to have reached an agreement with Alec Baldwin. In addition, the shooting of the film would return later this year.

In the film, a 13-year-old boy is accused of murdering a person. So his grandfather, an outlaw, will do everything possible to prove his grandson’s innocence.

The cast of the film includes Travis Fimmel, Jensen Ackles, Frances Fisher, Brady Noon, Swen Temmel and Todd Bryant. The movie doesn’t have a release date yet.

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