SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) – Alec Baldwin’s legal team has released a statement after the notification of criminal charges will file against their client for their role in death El gun in 2021.
Thursday morning, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altweis announced that Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will face two counts of first degree murder in the death of actress, Halyna Hutchins.
“This decision misrepresents the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.” Baldwin’s attorney Luke Nikas and Quinn Emanual said in a statement provided to KRQE. “Mr. There is no reason to believe Baldwin had a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set. He trusted the professionals he worked with, who assured him that there were no live games of the gun. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
Jason Bowles, an attorney for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed released the following statement on the charges.
Hannah is, and always will be, very emotional and sad about this tragic event. But he did not commit a random murder,” said Bowles in a statement provided to KRQE. “These charges are the result of a grossly flawed investigation and an incorrect understanding of the facts as a whole. We hope to bring the whole truth to light and believe that Hannah will be acquitted of wrongdoing by the jury.”
On Thursday, the DA announced that the assistant director of the movie, David Halls, has signed a plea deal for the charge of reckless use of a dangerous weapon. He faces a six-month suspended sentence, according to the DA.
Hutchins was shot to death in October 2021 at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe. Baldwin, who was rehearsing for a scene, shoot a loaded gun with a live bullet, killing Hutchins. The film’s director Joel Souza was also injured in the shooting. The armor of the movie, Gutierrez-Reed was in charge of the weapons on the movie set. During the investigation, Gutierrez-Reed told police he didn’t know how a live bullet was loaded into Baldwin’s gun.
No charges will be filed in Souza’s fatal shooting, according to Carmack-Altweis. The Santa Fe District Attorney has appointed a special counsel, Andrea Reeb, who will represent Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed.