During a recent interview with CNN, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies declared that actor/activist Alec Baldwin “pulled the trigger” in the 2021 shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Baldwin’s film Rust, for which he has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew. On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice,” Carmack-Altwies announced.
“There was such a lack of safety and safety standards on that set…There were live rounds on set; they were mixed in with regular dummy rounds. Nobody was checking those, or at least, they weren’t checking them consistently. And then they somehow got loaded into a gun, handed off to Alec Baldwin, he didn’t check it,” she continued. “He didn’t do any of the things that he was supposed to do to make sure that he was safe or that anyone around him was safe.”
In an ABC News interview with George Stephanopoulos last October, Baldwin swore, “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.”
But Carmack-Altwies declared, “He pointed the gun at Halyna Hutchins and he pulled the trigger.”