Up to four individuals, including the actor Alec Baldwin, could face criminal charges in connection with the shooting death of cinematographer Halnya Hutchins. First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is seeking more than half a million dollars to pay the costs of investigating and prosecuting these cases.
In a letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the DA specified that the four individuals could face homicide charges as well as gun violations. The charges stem from the death of Hutchins on the set of Rust.
The Western was being shot just outside the city of Santa Fe when Baldwin allegedly fired a prop gun point-blank at Hutchins. Director Joel Souza was also wounded in the blast on Oct. 21, 2021. More from The Quartering.