After the charges were filed by New Mexico’s First District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies Alec Baldwin with two counts of intentional homicide in the death of DP Halyna Hutchins on the set of Elsaid the Oscar-nominated actor.
“This decision misrepresents the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and amounts to a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was 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 shooting games. We will fight these charges, and we will win,” said Alec Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel.
Carmack-Altwies was also charged El armory and two counts of first degree murder of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.
In response to Carmack-Altwies’ announcement, Hutchins family attorney Brian J. Panish said, “We would like to thank the Santa Fe police and District Attorney for completing the case. they thoroughly investigated and determined that charges for intentional homicide would be made. convicted of killing Halyna Hutchins and disregarding human life. Our independent investigation also backs up the charges. A comfort to the family, in New Mexico, no one is above the law. We support the charges, will cooperate with this side of the government, and hope that the court will work to protect the public and answer those who break the law.
Giving no information this morning of the combination of El producers – including Ryan Donnell Smith, Ryan Winterstern, Anjul Nigam, Nathan Klingher, Matt DelPiano and Baldwin. They settled with the Hutchins estate back in October in a wrongful death suit, Halyna Hutchins’ husband Matthew Hutchins became the EP on the revival of the production of El whenever the cameras roll again.
The first charge of manslaughter is punishable by 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine in the state of New Mexico. The second charge is manslaughter in the commission of a legal act, and it requires more proof than simple negligence involved in a death. This is a fourth-degree felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
“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 simple,” said Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor assigned by the DA to the case. “The evidence clearly points to an example of criminal negligence on the set of ‘Rust’.” In New Mexico, there is no room for shooting sets that our state does not take gun safety and public safety seriously.
According to the DA’s office, Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed will be “indicted inter alia” on two counts of involuntary manslaughter, meaning the jury will hold an open jury. or they were guilty, but under the definition of manslaughter they were guilty.
Assistant director David Halls, who informed Baldwin that the gun that killed Hutchins was a “cold-blooded gun”, signed a plea deal to the charge of reckless use of a deadly weapon. The terms include a suspended sentence of 6 months probation.