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‘Rust’ gunman files motion to drop murder charges

Attorneys for “Rust” movie gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez Reed filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the case against her in the fatal shooting of Halina Hutchins on a movie set, according to court documents filed in court. First Judicial District Court.

CNN reported that Gutierrez Reed and actor Alec Baldwin were initially charged with two counts of murder in the cinematographer’s death. Last month, prosecutors dropped charges against Baldwin.

In Thursday’s 33-page court filing, attorneys Jason Bowles and Todd Bullion said their client’s charges should be dropped because “Mr. Baldwin’s charges were dismissed on the basis that the firearm was ‘modified. ” The “ceiling notch” during the trial “makes a final determination now impossible or nearly impossible.”

“The unavailability of this physical evidence is detrimental to Reid,” the attorneys said in the filing.

His lawyer says prosecutors dropped charges against Alec Baldwin for shooting him on the set of ‘Rust’

Actor/producer Alec Baldwin discharges a prop firearm while rehearsing a scene on the set of “Rust” in 2021 after the film’s cinematographer Halina Hutchins died on set. Baldwin pleaded not guilty.

Following this incident on the set of the film “Rust”, New Mexico approved a ‘firearms aggravation’ law, which applies in the event that a shot made with the firearm involved in that act is intended to frighten or frighten. was made from. to hurt a person

Cinematographer Halina Hutchins’ family sues Alec Baldwin and the producers of ‘Rust’

Had Baldwin been prosecuted under the terms of that law, he would have faced up to five years in prison.

Earlier this year, David Halles, the film’s assistant director, signed a plea agreement to a charge of “reckless use of a deadly weapon,” the prosecutor’s office also announced in its statement, adding that the terms of that deal were includes a six-month suspension. test.

Production on the film resumed as part of a wrongful death settlement between Matthew Hutchins, Halina Hutchins’ widower Baldwin, and the producers of “Rust”. Matthew Hutchins now serves as an executive producer on the project.

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