Famed lawyer says he’d be ‘shocked’ if involuntary manslaughter not brought in Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting


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Mark Geragos weighs in on new developments in the case of ‘The Story’

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Renowned criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos said Tuesday he would be stunned if cinematographer Halina Hutchins was not charged with involuntary manslaughter after he was allegedly shot dead.

“I will tell you that I would be shocked if involuntary manslaughter was not charged in this case,” Geragos told “The Story” host Martha McCallum.


Hutchins, 42, died last Thursday baldwin fired a loaded weapon that was assigned to him by an assistant director, who mistakenly believed it was safe to use on the New Mexico set of “Rust”. Director Joel Souza was also hit and injured, but has since been released from the hospital.

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While the investigation into the incident continues, Geragos said it is likely that those found responsible will face significant legal ramifications.

“Who do they bring it up against is a real question, because I don’t know if we’ve heard all the facts.” Geragos said. “I don’t think anyone intentionally did that, that’s reported. But apparently, someone introduced live gunpowder on set and it was clearly pointing at the director.”

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Detectives, working under A under search warrant Executed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, it was found that there were three key people who handled the firearm in question.

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed is said to have mounted the prop gun on a cart with other prop guns outside the church set. coronavirus Sanctions. The next person to handle it was assistant director Dave Hall, who handed it over to Baldwin, declaring that it was a “cold gun,” a term used to indicate to those on set that the firearm was not loaded and was therefore safe to handle.

Geragos said Baldwin’s role as the film’s producer could influence consideration of the allegations.

“Alec Baldwin is probably in charge because he’s the producer and he has a great voice on a budget here,” Geragos said. “I guarantee you they’re also looking to see if people were shaving money or trying to cut costs and [whether] This is one of the consequences of that.”

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