The Santa Fe County District Attorney received a final report from the Sheriff’s Office regarding the incident on the set of Rust, which resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
A department spokeswoman said District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies will now begin reviewing the information to make a “timely, thoughtful decision” on whether to bring charges in the case.
It’s less than a week away from the incident’s anniversary on October 21, 2021.
Ms. Hutchins was killed after actor Alec Baldwin wielding a firearm was discharged.
Director Joel Souza was also injured in a shooting at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe, Arizona.
In a statement shared with the PA news agency on Thursday, a spokeswoman said the DA remains focused on the “pursuit of justice” in the case.
“Today, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies received the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s investigative report regarding the Rust studio incident,” the statement read.
“The District Attorney and her team of investigators and prosecutors will now begin to scrutinize the information and evidence to make a thoughtful, timely decision on whether to press charges.
“As with all cases handled by the District Attorney, her focus will be on maintaining the integrity of the process, enforcing the laws of the state of New Mexico, and pursuing justice.”
It follows an undisclosed deal between Baldwin and the cinematographer’s estate, which was announced earlier this month.
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Attorneys representing Hutchins’ husband Matthew and their son Andros sued Baldwin and the film’s other producers for wrongful death in February.
The DA’s office previously said the settlement would “not affect” the ongoing criminal investigation.
Last week, Baldwin shared a photo of Miss Hutchins on Instagram to commemorate her death, writing: “A year ago, today…”
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/santa-fe-district-attorney-receives-final-sheriffs-report-into-rust-incident-42100747.html Santa Fe District Attorney receives Sheriff’s final report on Rust . incident