Alec Baldwinexplained by the lawyer of charge of intentional homicide on the death gun of Halyna Hutchins as a “bad miscarriage of justice”.
The lawyers announced that on Thursday Baldwin will face two counts of intentional homicide Hutchins’ died on the movie set of El.
In a statement to The IndependentAttorney Luke Nikas said: “This verdict misrepresents the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.
“Mr Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the film set. He trusted the professionals he worked with, who ensured tell him there are no live shooting games. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
Baldwin, 64, and actress Hannah Gutierrez-Reed have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced. on Thursday.
They face 18 months in prison on each charge if convicted.
First assistant director David Halls has agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a dangerous weapon, and he will be placed on probation.
“In my view, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice,” Ms Carmack-Altwies said in a statement.
Andrea Reeb, a special prosecutor appointed by the DA in the case, said that the evidence showed a “pattern of disregard for safety on the set of. El movie set”.
“If any of these three people—Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed or David Halls—had done their job, Halyna Hutchins would still be alive today. It’s very simple,” he said. “In New Mexico, there is no room for photo sets that do not take our state’s commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.”
A legal expert told me The Independent the district attorney’s decision to proceed with two counts of first degree murder is a “horrific statement”.
“He has some security built in and the fact that he is not the person responsible for making sure that the gun is cleared and there are many people on the set whose job is to make sure everything is,” former Los Angeles County District Attorney Joshua Joshua. Ritter said.
“But at the end of the day, the gun was in his hands.”
Los Angeles attorney Miguel Custodio said in a statement: “Baldwin pulled the trigger, he should be held accountable, plain and simple. It’s clear that no one else pulled the trigger. And you should prosecute the person who pulled the trigger.”