January 19, 2023
Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was the armorer on the film “Rust,” was also charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Alec Baldwin’s attorney called the charges a “terrible miscarriage of justice” in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice,” Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel said. “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
Hutchins’ family thanked the sheriff’s office and the DA after the charges were announced.
“We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges for involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life,” read a statement issued on behalf of the Hutchins family via attorney Brian J. Panish, founding partner of Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP.
On Oct. 21, 2021, Baldwin allegedly shot and killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of their movie “Rust.”
The 63-year-old was rehearsing a scene on the New Mexico set when the gun fired, hitting the two individuals. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the incident.
Here’s a moment-by-moment breakdown of what happened based on search warrants, affidavits and 911 calls.