The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, according to a determination made by New Mexico’s Office of the Medical Investigator following the completion of an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports.
The medical investigator’s report was made public Monday by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, along with numerous reports from the FBI on the revolver and ammunition that were collected following the shooting.
Prosecutors have not yet decided if any charges will be filed, saying they would review the latest reports and were awaiting cellphone data from Baldwin’s lawyers.
I’d forgotten about that one time when Alec Baldwin killed some woman. I wrote about it all the way back in November of last year, and then again when the defense put out a 3D reconstruction of him poppin a cap in dat bitches ass.
That was one of the weirdest things I ever wrote about, and not just because of the creepy 3D that took me back to the late 90’s.
Baldwin was pointing a gun at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins when it went off on Oct. 21, killing Hutchins and wounding the director, Joel Souza. They had been inside a small church during setup for filming a scene.
While it’s too early to say how much weight the medical investigator’s report will carry with the district attorney’s office, Baldwin’s legal team suggested it was further proof that the shooting was “a tragic accident” and that he should not face criminal charges.
I get that Baldwin might not have intentionally killed this broad in some sort of Rube Goldberg assassination plot, but he was the producer for the whole production. There’s no possible way that he could be considered to not be responsible when he hired the creature pictured below to be in charge of gun safety.
And it still doesn’t make any sense. Why were there real bullets in the gun? Why did they even have real bullets on set?
There are just too many unanswered questions here, and while I can easily believe that he’s just a totally coked out retard with no sense of personal responsibility, he should still be getting held legally responsible for criminal negligence.
Baldwin said in a December interview with ABC News that he was pointing the gun at Hutchins at her instruction on the set of the Western film Rust when it went off after he cocked it. He said he did not pull the trigger.
An FBI analysis of the revolver that Baldwin had in his hand during the rehearsal suggested it was in working order at the time and would not have discharged unless it was fully cocked and the trigger was pulled.
So the FBI investigates the gun and concludes that Baldwin is lying about not pulling the trigger. Despite this, he appears to be off the hook for straight up murdering this woman.
In reaching its conclusion that the shooting was an accident, New Mexico’s medical investigator’s office pointed to “the absence of obvious intent to cause harm or death” and stated that there was said “no compelling demonstration” that the revolver was intentionally loaded with live ammunition on the set.
I don’t know what’s going on here. I just know that Baldwin is guilty of criminal negligence at the very least. For all we know, he might have killed her on purpose, but I’d estimate that as very unlikely. Even still, he put some deranged mutant in charge of firearm safety, and as a direct result of his actions Haylna Hutchins is dead.
I’m just scratching my head as to how he’s getting away with this. I’m hoping the article I’m referencing is just poorly written, which makes there appear to be more ambiguity than there actually is.