It was recently reported that after tragically shooting and killing a cinematographer on the set of his new movie “Rust,” Alec Baldwin will be charged with manslaughter.
In an interview following the shooting Baldwin described the unfortunate shooting saying he was handed a prop gun and pointed it towards the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins as she instructed. He continued saying the gun seemingly went off on its own as he did not pull the trigger.
“She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with and liked by everyone who worked with and admired. … I mean, even now, I find it hard to believe that. It just doesn’t seem to seem real to me,” said Baldwin crying.
EXCLUSIVE: "The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger," Alec Baldwin tells @GStephanopoulos in first interview since fatal shooting on set of "Rust."
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A report from the FBI disproved Baldwin’s comments, saying that the prop gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger.”
Along with Hutchins, the movie’s writer-director Joel Souza was shot, but he survived his injuries.
The Wall Street Journal reported on the expectations of the case against Baldwin.
Prosecutors plan to charge Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico in 2021, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.
The film’s armorer overseeing weapons, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, is also expected to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the incident, according to the person.
The film’s first assistant director, David Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon, according to the person.
Santa Fe-area District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies plans to announce the charges Thursday morning, the person said, and the charges are expected to be filed by the end of the month.
Heather Brewer, the office of the First Judicial District Attorney’s spokesperson said, “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.
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