An FBI report says Alec Baldwin had to pull the trigger for the gun to go off, while a medical examiner concluded a ” accident “.
Ten months after Alec Baldwin killed Halyna Hutchins while filming Rust in New Mexico, new details about the circumstances of his death have emerged. Over the past week, two new reports have shed further light on how the tragedy may have happened.
On Monday, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office released the medical examiner’s report, officially declaring the shooting an accident. “ Review of available law enforcement reports has failed to demonstrate convincingly that the firearm was intentionally loaded with live ammunition on setreads the post-mortem examination report, signed on August 9 and obtained by RollingStone. Based on all available information, including no obvious intent to cause injury or death, the manner in which death was caused is classified as an accident “.
Despite these findings, prosecutors have yet to decide whether to press charges in the case, according to theAssociated Press.
” This is the third time New Mexico authorities have found that Alec Baldwin had no authority or knowledge of the dangerous conditions on set, that he was told by the security person on set that the weapon was ‘cold’ and that he believed the weapon was safe”lawyer Luke Nikas told RollingStone.
The report’s findings also come days after the FBI released an analysis of the gun that killed Hutchins, indicating the gun was in working condition and could not have discharged. unless you pull the trigger. These findings run counter to what Baldwin said in a December interview with ABCNews, where he claimed he didn’t pull the trigger.
” With the hammer in the fully cocked position, [l’arme] could not be fired without pulling the trigger while internal components were intact and functional reads the FBI report obtained by RollingStone.
However, in an interview with the podcast Chris Cuomo Project released on Tuesday, Baldwin stood by his version that he did not pull the trigger. It is unclear whether the interview was recorded before or after the FBI or medical investigator reports became public.
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— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) August 16, 2022
Baldwin also repeated that the head of security on set told him it was a weapon ” cold “: ” Why did he say that if he didn’t know? If he hadn’t checked? The thing is, we were all told that everything was cool, that we could relax and that we were working with a weapon that was safe to rehearse with. […] I know everyone on the set of the movie knows what happened. The people who speak the loudest about what happened or who speculate weren’t on the film set […] they talk again and again about “what if” this and “what if” that “.
Nikas, Baldwin’s lawyer, also added to RollingStone that the FBI report was ” misinterpreted “, because the weapon was ” in poor condition when she arrived at the agency for analysis. ” The FBI was unable to fire the gun in previous tests, even when pulling the trigger, because it was in very poor condition. “, did he declare.
The Hutchins family attorney declined to comment on the latest findings.
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