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Alec Baldwin facing charges for Rust shooting: Santa Fe DA says actor is ‘possible defendant’

Alec Baldwin faces charges for Rust shooting: Sante Fe prosecutor says she’s ‘ready’ to file charges against FOUR people and that actor is a ‘possible defendant’ after he finally handed over his cell phone

  • Santa Fe DA Mary Carmack-Altwies asked the State Board of Financing for $635,000 to prosecute four people over the accidental death of Halyna Hutchins
  • She said in her letter that one of the possible defendants is Alec Baldwin and that her office needed funding to take on hotshot defense lawyers 
  • The DA said she was ‘certainly’ considering murder charges along with weapons offenses
  • Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Hutchins on October 21, 2021, on the set of the movie 
  • He has always maintained it was an accident and that he did not pull the trigger 
  • The actor recently listed his Hamptons compound for sale for $29million  

New Mexico prosecutors have indicated they may charge Alec Baldwin over the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust last year, after the actor handed over his cellphone to be considered as evidence. 

In a letter to the state’s financial board, asking for funding to prosecute the high profile case,  Santa Fe District Attorney District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said she was ‘ready’ to file charges against four people. 

She stopped short of confirming the charges she planned to bring, but said was ‘certainly looking all the homicide statutes and any gun statutes under New Mexico criminal code’.

‘One of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin,’ she wrote.

Carmack-Altwies asked for $635,000 to prosecute the case, saying she needed the money to go up against well-paid attorneys. 

The state agreed to award her office $317,000 to appoint a special prosecutor to take the case forward. 

The request was quietly submitted on August 30 and was recently approved. After it was filed, Baldwin – who welcomed his seventh child with wife Hilaria last week – listed his Hamptons home for sale.  

Alex Baldwin with his wife Hilaria and their kids yesterday. The actor may soon be charged over the fatal 2021 shooting, according to documents filed by the Santa Fe District Attorney

He has always maintained that he did not pull the trigger, and that the blame lies with the stunt handlers and prop managers who should have ensured the gun was ‘cold’ – empty of live bullets. 

Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on October 21 on the set of the movie

Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on October 21 on the set of the movie 

‘I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger, no,’ he said in an interview about the shooting. 

ABC News on Monday said that one of the final pieces of evidence that prosecutors had been waiting for was Baldwin’s cellphone.  

The DA wrote that one of the ‘final pieces of evidence’ her office had been waiting for was Baldwin’s cellphone. 

The actor has not commented on the DA’s recent remarks. 

His attorney did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries on Monday.  

In addition to listing their Hamptons home, Baldwin and his wife sold a property in upstate New York earlier this year for $530,000. 

They still own their $16million Manhattan penthouse and $1.75million farm in Vermont. 

Baldwin and Hutchins on the set of Rust last year. He maintains he never pulled the trigger

Baldwin and Hutchins on the set of Rust last year. He maintains he never pulled the trigger

Baldwin is shown buckled over in tears after being interviewed at the Sante Fe County Sheriff's Office on October 21

Baldwin is shown buckled over in tears after being interviewed at the Sante Fe County Sheriff’s Office on October 21 



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