Per a report published on Monday by the entertainment site TMZ, celebrity Alec Baldwin could be facing criminal charges in the near future.
The report outlined several recent actions taken by District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies that give the impression she may be intending to prosecute the entertainer.
This comes in link with the deadly shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while she was working on the set of the actor’s film “Rust.”
Four People To Be Charged
Per the Santa Fe New Mexican, Carmack-Altwies submitted an emergency query last week, asking the New Mexico Board of Funding for $635,000 to endorse “up to four potential criminal cases.”
She noted these criminal cases could emerge from the active investigation into the incident.
District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies made an emergency funding request for $635,500 to continue to pay for the investigation into the case.
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The request for a special prosecutor, special investigator, specialists, and other individuals was granted a total of $317,000 by the state board.
Santa Fe Dist. Atty. Mary Carmack-Altwies said as many as four people could face criminal charges in connection with the accident last year that claimed the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. https://t.co/M2V0DVT6Vw
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The prosecutor stated up to four individuals might be charged with criminal wrongdoing; however, she also mentioned it was possible not all of them would be found to be criminally culpable.
She also mentioned they would be submitting a request for a special appropriation in order to receive the remaining sum of money.
According to Carmack-Altwies, Alec Baldwin may be one of the probable defendants in this case.
She did not identify any other individuals from the cast or production team who may still be under investigation; however, she did list a number of possible indictments.
She also said her office was absolutely looking at all of the homicide statutory provisions, as well as any gun statutes found in the New Mexico criminal code.
According to Carmack-Altwies, the sought monies would be used to pay up to four separate jury proceedings in connection with the incident that resulted in the death of Hutchins and the injury of director Joel Souza.
Following the extensive investigation, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office will likely publish a comprehensive report within the next few weeks. This report will be based on the findings of the investigation.
The prosecutor did not state unequivocally that she planned to file criminal charges; nonetheless, she expressed a desire to have funds in place, prior to the report’s dissemination, in the event that it was determined prosecutions were required.
Carmack-Altwies noted in the request it is imperative to immediately retain specialists in guns, the use of firearms on film shoots, and safety measures on movie sets.
If the First Judicial District Attorney were to remove financing for the ‘Rust’ prosecution out of the general budget, there would not be enough revenue to pay the workers.
There also wouldn’t be enough capital to secure the services of expert witnesses when necessary for other cases or cover the basic day-to-day expenses of the office.
This article appeared in NewsHouse and has been published here with permission.