Entertainment site TMZ published a piece on Monday that revealed actor Alec Baldwin might be slapped with some charges in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins who was killed on the set of the film, “Rust.” It’s no less than what he deserves. Baldwin’s own foolish negligence snuffed out a life. He’s responsible for children not having a mother, and a husband losing his wife. The actor should be held accountable for his actions.
TMZ said there were several moves made recently by District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies that seem to indicate that she might be about to prosecute Baldwin in connection with Hutchins’ death. Well, I mean, he was the one who fired the weapon when he shouldn’t have and violated standard safety protocol.
Check out further details from The Daily Wire:
According to The Santa Fe New Mexican, Carmack-Altwies filed an emergency request last week — asking the New Mexico Board of Finance for $635,000 to support “up to four possible criminal cases” that she indicated could arise out of the ongoing investigation into the shooting.
The state board approved half the requested amount, granting her $317,000 to assist in funding a special prosecutor, special investigator, experts and others. The prosecutor said that up to four people could face charges — although she also noted that they might not all be found criminally liable. “We will be requesting a special appropriation for the rest of the money,” she added.
“One of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin,” Carmack-Altwies said. She did not name any other members of the cast or crew who may still be under investigation, but she did list a number of possible charges, saying that her office was “certainly looking at all the homicide statutes and any gun statutes under New Mexico criminal code.”
The district attorney also clarified the requested funds would be used to pay for up to four separate jury trials pursuant to the shooting incident that killed Hutchins and wounded the film’s director, Joel Souza.
However, it’s important to note that the prosecutor had not announced for sure if she was going to prosecute Baldwin or not. Carmack Altwies simply wanted the money in case prosecutions were warranted based on the report.
“Experts in firearms, the handling of firearms on movie sets, and safety protocols on movie sets must be retained immediately,” Carmack-Altwies stated in the request for the funding. “If the First Judicial District Attorney … were to take funding for the ‘RUST’ prosecution out of the general fund, there would not be enough funding to pay our employees, expert witnesses needed for other cases and general everyday expenses of the office.”
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As stated before, the actions of Baldwin are inexcusable. It would be difficult enough to forgive someone for an actual accident that resulted in a loved one dying, but to realize it was negligence, well, let’s just say that doesn’t incline one toward forgiveness.
While justice needs to be served, it still won’t bring back the feelings of despair suffered by those left behind. Continue to keep the victim’s family in your prayers.