The death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Alec Baldwin film “Rust” shocked Hollywood and the nation at large.
Baldwin, who was rehearsing a scene in which he draws his pistol, shot and killed Hutchins after a live round was inexplicably fired from his pistol. The shot also injured a director on set, and prompted a great deal of discussion about what, if any, charges Baldwin could be facing as both a producer on the film and/or the shooter.
Now, after months of speculation, it appears as though there may be legal repercussions coming after all.
The New Mexico state district attorney could file criminal charges against four people, including actor Alec Baldwin, for the fatal shooting on the movie set of “Rust.”
In a recent letter to the state’s finance board, Santa Fe Dist. Atty. Mary Carmack-Altwies said as many as four people could face criminal charges in connection with the accident last year that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
The district attorney said that her office is considering charges including homicide as well as gun violations, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
Baldwin was certainly in their crosshairs.
“One of the possible defendants is well-known movie actor Alec Baldwin,” the district attorney wrote in a letter dated Aug. 30 and viewed by The Times. She did not identify other individuals who might be charged.
The case has ginned up a great deal of controversy for Baldwin, who at one point stood accused of obstructing investigators’ attempts to retrieve his cell phone as evidence.