The Santa Fe District Attorney’s office has criticized actor Alec Baldwin for his actions after he was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematography director Halyna Hutchins. RadarOnline.com has learned that the DA’s office accused Baldwin of hiring “fancy lawyers” to detract from the charges of negligent death.
Baldwin, who is 64 years old, was charged with involuntary manslaughter on January 19, over a year after the tragedy on the Western film set. If found guilty, Baldwin could face a maximum sentence of five years in prison.
On Friday, the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office accused Baldwin of using “fancy lawyers” to erase his alleged responsibility in Hutchins’ October 2021 death. In addition to his role as the star of the film, Baldwin is also a producer.
The remark came after Baldwin’s NYC-based attorneys Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan filed a motion in the New Mexico court to have the actor’s “firearm enhancement” statute — and the maximum five-year sentence — thrown out.
Santa Fe DA Mary Carmack-Altwies took offense to the filed motion.
The DA’s office, through a spokesperson, stated that Alec Baldwin’s recent motions and the efforts of his legal team to shift focus from the severe safety lapses on the Rust film set that led to Halyna Hutchins’ death are just another day at the office.
The spokesperson emphasized that the DA and the special prosecutor will review all motions in accordance with legal procedures, even if they are first disclosed to the media before being formally served to the DA.
The DA’s and the special prosecutor’s main priority is to ensure that justice is served and that all parties, including celebrities with high-powered lawyers, are held accountable under the law.
Since the charges were filed, Baldwin, who is 64 years old and an actor/producer, has been openly critical of the prosecutors handling his case.
Baldwin attempted to have special prosecutor Andrea Reeb removed from his case because of her dual position as a GOP state legislator.
In addition to his involuntary manslaughter charges, the family of Hutchins filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and several others connected to Rust. Legendary attorney Gloria Allred was chosen by Hutchins’ parents and sisters to represent the late cinematographer’s family in their pursuit to hold the actor accountable.
Baldwin was holding a prop gun that contained live ammunition when the weapon was discharged, killing Hutchins on set. Since the tragic incident, Rust crew members came forward with allegations of gross negligence and other instances of discharged weapons on set.
In addition to Hutchins’ fatal shooting, Rust director Joel Souza was injured by the 1881 prop gun.
The Western film’s head armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was also charged in Hutchins’ death.
The next virtual hearing was set for February 24.
I don’t know how this erroneous term keeps repeating! Take it from a gunsmith: a ‘prop gun’ does not shoot. PERIOD! It’s a paperweight that looks like a gun. A real gun does shoot. A reproduction of a Colt Single -Action Army Revolver or Colt Peacemaker Revolver ARE REAL FIREARMS!!! And they shoot real bullets!!!
Good hope he is found guilty and goes to jail. He once said when a police officer had to shoot someone in the line of duty how does it feel to kill someone karma for this narcissistic idiot. He is following in the footsteps of Biden who blames every problem on every one else. It’s never his fault
He deserves ALL they can give him, AND his lawyerrs need to pay also. Time for everybody be tried under the same laws
ALOT OF HATEFUL AND DOUBTFUL CHARGES. THE GUN OBVIOUSLY WAS REAL BUT HOW DID IT GET THERE. HE WOULD BE VERY STUPID TO THINK HE COULD PLACE IT THERE AND HE IS CERTAINLY NOT STUPID. WHO KNOWS MAYBE SHE WANTED TO COMMIT SUICIDE? THERE IS TO MUCH DOUBT TO PIN IT ON HIM. A LOT OF RUSH TO JUDGEMENT AND stupid HATEFUL COMENTS ABOVE