Johannes Josephus Marinus Velterop, a liberal science publisher and verified Twitter user, promoted a conspiracy theory on Friday where he suggested that a Trump supporter secretly placed live ammunition into a prop gun which liberal actor and co-producer Alec Baldwin use to kill cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
The liberal extremist said the alleged Trump supporter wanted revenge on Baldwin for continuously making fun of Trump on Saturday Night Live.
“Might the prop gun have been secretly loaded with real bullets by a Trump supporter, to punish Alec Baldwin for his Trump parodies?” said Velterop. “Should be a line of inquiry.”
After receiving harsh criticism, Velterop doubled down, saying that Trump supporters were mad because his conspiracy theory hits “too close to the bone.”
“Why is it only MAGA-types that vehemently dismiss this as one of the possible causes?” he wrote. “Too close to the bone?”
“[By the way], I do hope it was just an accident, but it’s America after all,” Velterop added.
Why is it only MAGA-types that vehemently dismiss this as one of the possible causes? Too close to the bone?
Btw, I do hope it was just an accident, but it's America after all.
— Johannes Velterop ⓐⓊ 🇪🇺🇳🇱🇬🇧🇩🇪😷 (@Villavelius) October 22, 2021
One Twitter user had the perfect response to Velterop’s idiotic tweet.
“You could have loaded that bullet in an attempt to frame Trump supporters. Why else propose this explanation if you weren’t trying to cover up your own involvement? Who’s to say, right?”
You could have loaded that bullet in an attempt to frame Trump supporters. Why else propose this explanation if you weren't trying to cover up your own involvement? Who's to say, right?
— NecroNoamicon (@neontaster) October 22, 2021
Fox News journalist Gregg Jarrett had a much better theory of what will happen in the Baldwin case. According to Jarrett, Baldwin could be charged with negligent manslaughter after he shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico film set of “Rust.”
The comments from Jarrett came during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“He could be charged with criminally negligent homicide involuntary manslaughter which is grossly negligent and reckless conduct,” Jarrett asserted. The failure to exercise due care to protect the crew.”
“But even if someone says, ‘this is a cold gun. It’s safe’,” Hannity chimed in, playing the devils advocate.
“That doesn’t matter because as Brian points out the safety protocols were violated here,” Jarret said.
Jarrett elaborated on his post in an opinion piece written in Fox News. Check out what he had to say:
Murder and manslaughter are complex concepts in the law of homicide. Even an accidental death can rise to the level of criminal homicide if it involves reckless acts or grossly negligent conduct – especially if the calamitous consequence was reasonably foreseeable.
Within this broad framework, the still-developing facts involving the actor Alec Baldwin give us some guidance about who, if anyone, might be culpable for potential crimes.
Alec Baldwin’s Criminal Exposure
It is uncontested that Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. According to reports, Baldwin was handed the firearm by an assistant director who stated aloud that it was a “cold gun,” meaning that it was empty. According to details of the police investigation, the weapon was loaded with a live round.