Thursday, June 13, 2024

Decision in Alec Baldwin Rust Movie Shooting Coming Thursday Morning at 11am Eastern


Circle tomorrow morning at 11am Eastern time. That’s when the New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies will announce her decision whether to press charges in the 2021 Santa Fe County film-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halayna Hutchins on the set of the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust.” .

The DA’s office says there will be no news conference or public appearances by the District Attorney or the special prosecutor.

“Regardless of the District Attorney’s decision, the announcement will be a solemn occasion, made in a manner keeping with the office’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the judicial process and respecting the victim’s family,” said Heather Brewer, spokesperson for the office of the First Judicial District Attorney.

Baldwin discharged the prop gun that killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. Baldwin settled with Hutchins’ family last year, but the criminal charges have been pending.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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