Marc Geragos, a noted criminal defense lawyer, said Tuesday that he would be shocked if he did not bring charges of involuntary manslaughter after the on-set gun prop had shot photographer Halina Hutchins shot by actor and co-producer Alec Baldwin.
“I tell you I would be shocked if I didn’t bring a charge of involuntary manslaughter in this case,” Geragos told “The Story” host Martha McCallum.
Hutchins, 42, died last Thursday Baldwin The assistant director fired a loaded weapon handed to him, mistakenly believing it was safe to use in the New Mexico set of “Rust.” Director Joel Souza was also shot and injured but has since been released from the hospital.
Geragos said that while the investigation into the incident is ongoing, those found responsible may face significant legal ramifications.
“The real question is who will they bring it to, because I don’t know that we’ve heard all the facts.” Geragos said. “I don’t think who did this on purpose, reportedly.
Legal experts responding to the accidental ‘rust’ shooting
Detectives, operating under A Search warrant Executed by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, it was discovered that there were three key men who handled the firearm in question.
It is said that Armor Hannah Gutierrez put the Reed prop gun in the cart outside the church set, along with other prop guns. Coronavirus Restrictions. The next person to handle it was Assistant Director Dave Halls, who handed it over to Baldwin, “Cold gun, “A term used to indicate to those on the set that the firearm is not loaded and therefore safe to operate.
Baldwin’s role as producer of the film could affect the consideration of the allegations, Geragos said.
“Alec Baldwin is probably in charge because he’s a producer and has a good voice in the budget here,” Geragos said. “I guarantee you that people are looking at whether they are shaving money or trying to cut costs.” [whether] This is one of its results. “