We have not heard a lot about the “Rust” case, involving Alec Baldwin lately. As a matter of fact, I almost forgot all about it, and I am sure that’s exactly what Alec wants to happen. But the truth is, he killed a woman on the set of a movie he was producing. Now, it may not have been entirely his fault, but it was partially his fault — mostly if you ask me. And while it was looking like Alec would be skating free off into the Hollywood sunset, a bit of news that’s just come out may indicate big trouble ahead for the embattled actor.
So, what’s happening? Well, the new forensic report finds that Alec Baldwin did pull the trigger on the gun that killed his cinematographer — a trigger that he told ABC News, he never pulled.
This report says, beyond any doubt, that yes, he absolutely pulled the trigger.
Deadline reported that contradicting Alec Baldwin’s prior claims, the FBI forensic report on the Rust fatal shooting case claims that the gun used in the accident could not have been fired without pulling the trigger.
Baldwin, the film’s producer and lead actor, shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set last year. He said he believed he was handling a “cold gun” without live ammunition. However, when the gun fired, a live bullet struck Hutchins, killing her. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also wounded in the shooting.
The FBI’s accidental discharge testing determined that .45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver needed a trigger pull to fire.
With the hammer in the quarter- and half-cock positions, the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger,” the report stated.
It added that the gun could not detonate “without a pull of the trigger when the hammer was struck directly.” Such response is normal for this type of revolver, the report stated.
The report, first carried by ABC-TV, contradicts what Baldwin claimed in a December interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Baldwin said then he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun.
“The trigger wasn’t pulled,” he said. “I didn’t pull the trigger.”
Representatives for Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who controlled weapons on the set, have not responded to the report.
Meanwhile, Santa Fe County Sheriffs are still working with the Suffolk County Police Department and First Judicial District Attorney’s Office to get, process and disclose the Oscar-nominated Baldwin’s phone records. Once the office reviews the OMI files and Baldwin’s phone records, they’ll send the final Rust case file to the Santa Fe District Attorney’s office for final charging decisions.
“The District Attorney’s office has been working with Suffolk County PD and Baldwin’s lawyer to acquire the phone records. Once Suffolk County PD completes its agency assist and sends those records to New Mexico law enforcement, our detectives will need to then thoroughly review those phone records for evidentiary purposes,” Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said.
If this irresponsible guy, who was a producer on that movie, gets off scot-free, after killing a woman, many people will be disgusted and appalled, but sadly, not shocked. We have a two-tier justice system in this country. One for liberal elites and one for the rest of us peasants.
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