the essential The assistant director of the film “Rust” admitted that he had not checked the weapon with which Alec Baldwin accidentally killed the director of photography of the set, where “a certain carelessness” reigned in terms of security, according to the sheriff overseeing the investigation.
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No arrests have taken place at this point and hearings of witnesses at the Bonanza Creek ranch, where Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on 21 October, are continuing.
Besides Alec Baldwin, other protagonists of the drama could also be implicated by justice, like the assistant director Dave Halls, who had handed the gun to the actor for the rehearsal of a scene and admitted not having checked it before the drama.
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“I think there was a certain carelessness on this set and I think there are issues that the (movie industry) and maybe the state (of New Mexico) have to contend with. lean, “said Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza.
According to several witnesses, Dave Halls had told Alec Baldwin that the weapon was “cold”, which in cinema jargon means that the gun is empty and harmless.
Prosecutor Mary Carmack-Altwies insisted it was too early to establish each other’s responsibilities and formulate any charges that might arise.
“We cannot say if there has been negligence and if so on the part of whom, nor how many people are involved. We have no certainty at this point,” she said.