Alec Baldwin and Three Others Could Soon Face Charges in Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

by J Pelkey
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Alec Baldwin could soon face charges for his role in the fatal shooting of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, on the set of Rust that occurred in Sante Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2021. Baldwin allegedly discharged his prop gun, killing Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins
Director Joe Souza

Baldwin has repeated denied firing the gun, although it was in his hands at the time that it discharged and says that it went off accidentally.

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Baldwin said that he did not feel guilt for fatally shooting Hutchins.

Santa Fe, New Mexico District Attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, has filed an emergency funding request for $635,500 from New Mexico’s Board of Finance to continue to fund the investigation of the high-profile case, saying that they are within weeks, if not days, of receiving the final report from the sheriff’s office.

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In the funding request, Carmack-Altwies said that they will be potentially charging one to four people criminally, including charges for homicide, in connection with the incident. The funds would be used to hire an additional, more qualified attorney with 26-years of experience as a prosecutor who could devote her full time and attention to the case.

She did not disclose who the four people are but did note that one of the possible defendants is Alec Baldwin.

“We are within weeks, if not days, of receiving the final report from the sheriff’s office,” Carmack-Altwies said during a New Mexico Board of Finance meeting on Sept. 20. She said while they are still awaiting reports, “it’s become apparent that we will be potentially charging between one and four people with criminal charges and each of those charges will probably include some variation of our homicide statute.”


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