Deadly on set shooting accusations against Baldwin

Deadly on set shooting: accusations against Baldwin

One of the main questions of the trial is how the live ammunition ended up on the set.

With violent accusations, even against actors Alex BaldwinIt's the criminal trial against the master of weapons Hannah Gutiérrez Reed opened in the US state of New Mexico.

The defendant ignored the most important safety precautions at the filming location of the western “Rust” and caused the death of the camerawoman with his careless behavior Halyna Hutchins caused, said the prosecutor Jason Lewis on Thursday (local time) in his opening speech in Santa Fe.

Gutierrez-Reed Attorney Jason Bowles On the other hand, actor and main producer Baldwin and other participants in the production of “Rust” were accused of making serious errors in handling weapons. Producers ignored precautionary measures to make quick money. Your young client now has to serve as a “scapegoat” for the mistakes of others.

Gutierrez-Reed, who was partially responsible for the weapons and security measures during filming, is charged with manslaughter. If she is found guilty, she could face up to 18 months in prison. The procedure takes approximately two weeks. Dozens of witnesses and experts may be called to the trial, including the director of “Rust” Joel Sousa, who was injured in the shoulder in the serious October 2021 incident at Bonanza Creek Ranch. Camerawoman Hutchins (42) was fatally struck by the same bullet when a shot fired from a stage gun.

Baldwin (65), who operated the revolver he fired during rehearsals for a film scene, is also charged with manslaughter. The trial against the actor could begin this summer; an exact date is not yet known.

One of the main questions of the trial is how the live ammunition ended up on the set. In addition to the so-called harmless fake cartridges, investigators also found real cartridges at the filming location. Gutierrez-Reed loaded the revolver, which was given to Baldwin. The prosecution accuses her of not carefully checking the ammunition.