Alec Baldwin “reckless” in making fatal shoot: new trial
Gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director Dave Halls are also named in the costume.
Cinematographer Hutchins, 42, was shot dead as Baldwin rehearsed a scene in which he was shooting the camera.
The Emmy winner was presented with the gun by Halls, who declared it “cold” – industry lingo for an inert weapon. Halls later told investigators he hadn’t fully verified it.
The live bullet went through Hutchins and hit director Joel Souza in the shoulder.
“Mr. Baldwin and industry veterans knew the gun in question should never have been given to him by the Assistant Director. “said Allred.
The industry practice is for the gunsmith to demonstrate that the weapon is safe and for that person to hand it over directly to the actor, she said.
“Baldwin knew this was the norm and was not being followed. And he didn’t check the gun himself.”
Last week, chief lighting designer Serge Svetnoy sued Baldwin and others for negligence.
Experts say a wave of civil lawsuits are expected in connection with the tragedy.
Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza where the incident occurred spoke of “complacency” on set.
Mendoza said that previously his officers seized more than 500 rounds overall, which they believed to be a mixture of blank bullets, dummy bullets and some suspected live ammunition.
District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has previously refused to dismiss criminal charges over the incident, prompting calls for a ban on working weapons on Hollywood sets.
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