October 26, 2021
October 26, 2021 – Fox News
The death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” may have been an accident, but it’s possible those involved with the incident could still face civil or legal ramifications.
Following the release of a search warrant executed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office, detectives uncovered that there were three key people who handled the firearm that eventually went off and resulted in the death of Hutchins.
Armorer Hanna Gutierrez Reed placed the prop gun outside of the church set location on a cart with other prop guns due to coronavirus restrictions. The next person to handle it was assistant director Dave Halls, who handed it off to Baldwin, announcing that it was a “cold gun,” a term used to indicate to those on-set that the firearm was not loaded and therefore safe to handle.
“It seems unlikely from what we know that Alec Baldwin either intentionally or recklessly fired a gun thinking he could kill another person,” said white-collar criminal defense attorney Rachel Fiset in a statement to Fox News. “The facts coming out thus far may suggest, however, that there was a lack of adherence to safety protocols on the set and that Ms. Hutchins’ death was caused ‘without due caution and circumspection’ under the New Mexico Penal Code.”
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