In October 2021, a camerawoman was shot and killed while filming with Alec Baldwin. Now the Hollywood star and a weapons master are to be prosecuted.
Prosecutors in the US state of New Mexico want to charge actor Alec Baldwin after the fatal shooting of a camerawoman during a western film shoot. This was announced by the authority. Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is also on trial. Both are to be charged with negligent homicide, the prosecutor said in a statement.
After evaluating the investigation, there is enough evidence for a criminal prosecution, said District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.
A real bullet in the colt
Chief camerawoman Halyna Hutchins was fatally injured while filming the western “Rust” at a film ranch in Santa Fe in October 2021. Baldwin, who served as lead actor and producer on the film, was holding a gun in rehearsal for a scene when a shot went off. Director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder by the projectile and injured in the incident. Investigations revealed that the Colt had a real bullet lodged in it. Baldwin had always denied responsibility for the fatal accident.
A civil lawsuit filed by Matthew Hutchins, the camerawoman’s widower, against Baldwin and others involved in the production of “Rust” was settled out of court last October. “We all believe that Halyna’s death was a terrible accident,” the widower said at the time. He has no interest in blaming Baldwin and the film producers. Instead, they wanted to honor the cinematographer’s latest work and continue shooting “Rust”. Halyna Hutchins is survived by a husband and a son.
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