Alec Baldwin is officially charged with manslaughter by the New Mexico State Justice Department for his responsibility in the death of Halina Hutchins.
The cameraman was shot in the abdomen while filming the western Rust, on Oct 21, 2021, shot by Alec. Halyna succumbed to her injuries and died on the way to the hospital.
The newspaper The Daily Mail UK reported that prosecutors in the city of Santa Fe, where the film was shot, say he paid no attention to safety training. Furthermore, the actor is prompt admitted to firing the gun on the day of the incident, something he would firmly deny in later testimony.
The report delivered before the opening of the trial states that there is evidence that Alec had his finger on the gun’s trigger several times, something he should have known in training not to do. Also according to the document, the actor missed class right before shooting and was disinterested and fiddling with his phone during previous workouts:
“Photo and video evidence from inside the church on the day of the shooting shows part of the rehearsal with moments before the shooting took place. In the photos and videos, Baldwin can clearly be seen several times with his finger on the trigger guard and the trigger., as he manipulates a hammer and draws, aims and holsters the revolver. Baldwin knew that the number one rule of gun safety is to never point them at anyone you don’t intend to shoot.”
“If Baldwin hadn’t pointed the gun at Hutchins and Souza, this tragedy wouldn’t have happened.. This reckless deviation from known standards of practice and protocols immediately caused the fatal discharge,” the report said.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said in a statement to the press that the photographer’s death will not go unpunished: “Today we took another important step in securing justice for Halyna Hutchins. Mexico is no one above the law and justice will be served.”
Alec Baldwin takes no responsibility, blames widower
Matt Hutchins, Halyna’s widower, expressed anger at the actor in an interview, who refuses to accept what he did. According to him, Alec told the story as if he were the victim:
“When I looked at it, I got really angry. I was just angry to see him talk about her death so openly, in such detail, and… still not accepting any responsibility after just describing that he killed her.”
“When I heard how he blamed Halyna in his interview and shifted the responsibility onto other people, saw him cry about it, I felt like ‘should we feel sorry for YOU, Mr. Baldwin?'” he concluded.
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