The New Mexico District attorney reportedly requested funds last week as she plans to prosecute several people in connection with last year’s shooting on the “Rust” set which killed a cinematographer.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, Mary Carmack-Altwies sought $635,000 in emergency funds to pursue up to four criminal cases. The Board of Finance gave her half, or $317,000.
Prosecutors have not disclosed who they plan to charge concerning Halyna Hutchins’ shooting death. However, in her request, Carmack-Altwies wrote that “one of the possible defendants is well-known movie actor Alec Baldwin.” However, it is unclear what charges he could face.
On October 21, 2021, Baldwin, 64, was reportedly showing how he would pull a gun from the holster when the weapon fired in a mock church pew at Bonanza Creek Ranch — fatally shooting Hutchins in the chest and wounding director Joel Souza in his shoulder. The bullet traveled through Souza’s shoulder before striking Hutchins.
No criminal charges have been filed in connection with last year’s deadly shooting. Hutchins’ family named Baldwin in a pending wrongful death lawsuit.
Carmack-Altwies is reportedly awaiting a final report from Santa Fe police. Meanwhile, police said they are waiting to review Baldwin’s phone records and a report from the Office of the Medical Investigator, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
“The reason for our emergency request is because we expect to receive the final report soon,” the prosecutor said.
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