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Charges have now been formally filed against actor Alec Baldwin over the shooting death of film cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the movie, “Rust,” last October.
KRQE News, a local Albuquerque media outlet, announced Tuesday afternoon:
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe District Attorney has filed formal charges against actor Alec Baldwin and film armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed for the fatal shooting on the set of the film “Rust.” The filing comes nearly two weeks after District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis announced her plan to move forward with prosecuting the case surrounding the on-set death of film cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
According to charging documents filed Tuesday, both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed each face one count of involuntary manslaughter for Hutchins death. Hutchins was killed at the Bonzana Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on October 21, 2021, after being shot by a gun Baldwin was handling.
As part of the filings made Tuesday, the DA also published a 10 page statement of probable cause in the case, highlighting prosecutors arguments for charging Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed and the film’s assistant director, David Halls. Halls handed Baldwin the gun which eventually killed Hutchins, while Gutierrez-Reed was in charge of weapons on the set.
The probable cause statement filed names Baldwin both as an actor and a producer on the “Rust” set, and reads, in part, “on the day of the shooting alone, evidence shows that no less than a dozen acts, or omissions of recklessness, occurred in the short time prior to lunch and the time of the shooting, and this does not include the reckless handling of the firearm by Baldwin.”
The document states that Baldwin, “by act or omission or failure to act in his position as a producer directly contributed and/or failed to mitigate numerous reckless and dangerous actions during a very short time period.”
On Monday, Santa Fe-area District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies had released the following statement in a Facebook post:
My office will formally file involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed in the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the “Rust” film set in Santa Fe County in October 2021.
Filing is not a public process. There will be no opportunities for video or photography. The District Attorney and Special Prosecutor Andrea Reeb will not make any public appearances or grant any media interviews.
“The District Attorney and the special prosecutor are fully focused on securing justice for Halyna Hutchins,” said First Judicial District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Heather Brewer. “The evidence and the facts speak for themselves.”
At the time of filing, my will release by email to the media a statement and all relevant documents. This will include the charging documents, the statement of probable cause and the plea agreement with David Halls.
Who: New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies
What: Filing involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed in the death of Halyna Hutchins on the “Rust” film set.
Where: Via email
When: Tuesday, January 31
Earlier on Tuesday, Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria, had posted a photo of their entire family on the floor and wrote:
I hope you understand how much your support and kindness to Alec and our children mean. Thank you for being our community and our village. You are helping us to be stronger parents and partners during this unimaginable time, stemming from such heartbreaking tragedy. Please know that I hear all of your outspoken words and each and every one of you reminds me daily that there is kindness in the world and we are not alone.
Alec, we love you and we are here for you❤️
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BREAKING: The Santa Fe District Attorney has filed formal charges against actor Alec Baldwin and film armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed for the fatal shooting on the set of the film “Rust.”, details https://t.co/XpPkyQNwmp
— KRQE News 13 (@krqe) January 31, 2023
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Alec did say he never pulled the trigger. Then how did it fire Alec?
As an actor AND producer of this ill-fated film, Baldwin will no doubt be culpable of negligence. I would offer to the Court that Mr Baldwin be held up as a social pariah for all to see. I want him stripped of his wealth. I want him to lose his social status amongst his most powerful degenerate colleagues in Hollywood, and greater than all of these…I would demand he serve hard time. 25 years minimum. So basically, we need him to be humiliated, broke, and imprisoned.
The maximum for involuntary manslaughter is 5 yrs, not 25. As far as anybody knows right now, this was an accident, not Murder.
Given that he recently sold his vacation home in the Hamptons for $29 million, I doubt that he will be broke either.
He has already been humiliated. It wd not surprise me if he never serves a day in prison.
A lot of that $29M will go for attorney’s fees. And they are going to be big.
It’s about TIME!
When the hell did he have a ton of kids!? Lol
Couldn’t happen to a better but plug! Hope he gets what he deserves! Arrogant POS can do Trump impersonation in prison and get a new boy friend.
He better take that 5-pound jar of petroleum jelly and keep it handy. I would also suggest soap on a rope, but prison guards might not allow that. Someone might epstein him.
Baldwin bragging on a video they only charged him because he has “deep pockets” and the ones who were negligent won’t get charged because they don’t have any money. He says,
“this is what attorneys do.” He still takes no responsibility for his negligence! Well, looks like your wife better get a 6-figure job to pay for all those kids while your in prison. That is, if you get the sentence you deserve…5 years! His wife sure knows how to post an Instagram photo trying to get sympathy for Alex. I wonder? How long will she stay with him? 🤔
Was the photo of all those children meant to garner pity for baldwin? Well, it’s not working. His wife can afford to pay for plenty of help with those children without his sorry careless ass present. Too bad they will have to be raised without a father figure. Not only does alec have NO integrity, he has always been short on brains and temper and certainly had a big hateful mouth. He still acted like a careless asshole prick as he was holding the gun and he had his finger on the trigger. Videos show it.