The FBI has finally reached a conclusion in the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins, which has left the entire country wondering whether Alec Baldwin actually pulled the trigger or not.
This follows a year-long investigation into the tragic shooting on the set of Rust.
The FBI has finally determined what happened during the harrowing ordeal. This whirlwind started when Alec Baldwin was given a “prop” gun that accidentally contained live rounds.
On the set of the American Western film Rust, the sixty-three-year-old was using a gun prop when he fired a round of blanks, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.
Souza was immediately taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.
He was transported to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for additional testing. Hutchins has transported to the University of New Mexico Hospital but died there.
The 42-year-old woman was flown to the location by helicopter, but she died before she could receive life-saving treatment. On October 21, 2021, Rust was filming at the Bonanza Creek ranch just outside of Santa Fe when the incident occurred.
Deputies from the Santa Fe Police Department were called to the scene after Baldwin misfired the prop during a scene. The authorities later confirmed the details in a statement.
According to the Independent, the pair were shot when a prop firearm was discharged by Baldwin, who is also the producer and actor in the new film, which, ironically, is about an accidental killing.
Since the news broke, some have suggested that Baldwin be charged with manslaughter.
“At the very least, Alec Baldwin should be charged with manslaughter,” wrote film producer Errol Webber. “But, given the Democrats’ penchant for protecting criminals, I wouldn’t be surprised if he only gets 10 hours of community service… if that.”
Others have suggested that the person in charge of handling props should be held accountable.
“Surely, whoever was in charge of props would face a manslaughter charge.” However, it appears that they all worked far too many hours on set; perhaps the producers should be held accountable for gross negligence. Is nuance really not your thing? ” Webber was responded to by another Twitter user.
Most people, however, are focused on the victims of the tragic incident, with tributes pouring in for Halyna Hutchins, who died as a result.
Brandon “Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins, Joel Souza, and everyone involved in the incident on ‘Rust,'” Bruce Lee wrote. On a movie set, no one should ever be killed by a gun. Period. “
A few days later, Alec Baldwin broke his silence on the subject…
He stated in a statement that he is “fully cooperating with the police.”
In his full statement, he says, “There are no words to express my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother, and deeply admired colleague of ours.”
“I am fully cooperating with the police investigation into how this tragedy occurred, and I am in contact with her husband, offering him and his family my support.” My heart goes out to her husband, their son, and everyone who knew and loved Halyna. “
Joel Souza, the director, also spoke out about the tragic moment when the shooting occurred.
According to the Independent, Souza recalled the incident in an affidavit released on October 24 by the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
Souza described hearing a loud pop on Baldwin’s final reach for the gun in the document. According to reports, he vaguely recalls Hutchins grabbing her waist before stumbling backward. Hutchins is then reported to have complained of stomach pain.
New information has emerged in the months since, revealing that crew members were forced to leave the set even before the fatal shot was fired.
According to the Independent, “camera operators and their assistants were frustrated by the low-budget film’s conditions, including complaints about long hours, long commutes, and collecting their paychecks.” Standard industry safety protocols, including gun inspections, were not strictly followed on the Rust set.
Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the set’s twenty-four-year-old head armorer, clearly failed to conduct gun inspections…
As a result, several unintentional shots were fired by prop guns in the days before Hutchins was killed.
According to the Los Angeles Times, crew members were apparently “concerned about 2 accidental prop gun discharges” just days before her death, prompting complaints about gun safety on set.
Baldwin’s stunt double fired two live rounds by accident after being told there was no live ammunition loaded into the gun.
A crew member told the Times that “there should have been an investigation into what happened.” No safety meetings were held. There was no guarantee it would not happen again. All they wanted to do was hurry, hurry, hurry. “The dangers of having guns on a movie set have become abundantly clear.”
However, in his first interview since the incident, Baldwin claimed that he did not fire the gun at all…
Baldwin revealed during his ABC interview that he did not fire the gun at all…
When asked about Hutchins’ tragic death on the set of Rust, he told anchor George Stephanopoulos that he did not actually pull the trigger. During the interview, Baldwin appears to come up with a new story, one that people simply cannot accept…
In response to a question about the gun going off, he was heard saying, “Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled.” I didn’t fire the shot. “
Of course, Baldwin’s claim has perplexed many people…
However, a Hollywood weapons expert, Steve Wolf, told TMZ shortly after the episode aired that it could have simply been Baldwin’s choice of words.
Wolf demonstrated a gun to the outlet, using a gun similar to the one Baldwin is said to have used in the incident. Wolf’s demonstration demonstrated that even light pressure on the gun’s trigger could cause it to fire.
He explained that on one of these single-action guns, even tensing your hand is enough to discharge it. Wolf then went on to say that he believes Baldwin is saying, “he’s not aware of having intentionally decided to shoot the gun, and this does happen.”
The interview was then evaluated by yet another expert.
Patti Wood, a body language expert, gave her opinion to The Sun, claiming that Baldwin’s behavior was “explosive.” When Baldwin stated that the trigger had not been pulled, Wood claimed that “it’s explosive.”
“When he says the trigger wasn’t pulled, it’s explosive,” she explains. She also claimed that the manner in which Baldwin said it, “striking down on each word,” proves it is “likely to be true.”
Wood also stated that Baldwin displayed other behaviors, such as eye contact and leaning forward, that indicated he was telling the truth.
When he speaks, Baldwin’s shoulders and head move forward. When someone is lying, they will occasionally retreat, their shoulders will return, and their heads will return. Instead, he continues.
While some people believe Baldwin’s words, Hayna Hutchins’ family does not, and has gone on to sue the actor over the shooting.
Haylie Hutchins’ family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
According to the lawsuit, the crew failed to treat the weapon as loaded, which is the most important safety rule for any gun. “He released the revolver’s hammer, and — BAM — defendant Baldwin fired the revolver,” the suit continued.
despite Baldwin’s claim that he did not fire the shot. “I think it’s clear what happened,” Hutchins’ lawyer said. Alec had the gun in his hand and shot it, killing Halyna. The gun will not fire unless the trigger is depressed and the hammer is returned. “
Matt Hutchins then gave his first interview since Halyna’s untimely death. And he revealed his true feelings for Baldwin.
Matt was interviewed by Hoda Kotb on the Today Show. In the interview, Matt discussed how he felt after watching Alec Baldwin’s interview.
“I was just so angry,” Matt explained in the interview. However, this was after a heartbroken Matt revealed his grief. When asked when he misses her the most, he replied:
“I saw a photo of her smiling the other day and thought… She’ll never again smile.”
“And that’s really difficult,” he added.
Kotb then inquired as to whether it felt like fireworks when he first met Halyna. And he added:
“I guess so.” “Meeting her was pretty magical,” he said. According to the show, Matt traveled 2,000 miles to Ukraine, where Halyna was from, to propose to her.
And it is a truly magical story.
“In matters of the heart, I like to trust my intuition,” he said. He had to persuade her that it was the right thing to do, but she knew it in her heart as well.
Halyna was not only a fantastic filmmaker but also a fantastic mother. “We certainly expected her to come home and be with us in her new home,” Matt told Kotb, breaking down in tears.
“The production team informed me that Halyna had been shot,” Matt said in response to Kotb’s question about how he found out.
“My heart immediately sank.” It’s incomprehensible to me how it could have happened at that precise moment. And the first thing I did was sit down and say, “I have to get my son,” because I needed to be with him.
“I rushed home and decided on the way that we needed to go to Santa Fe,” he explained. But when he arrived, the doctor told him what had happened and that Halyna had died as a result of her injuries.
“I was devastated,” Matt admitted. “I knew I had to tell my son as soon as I saw him.”
He didn’t want his son to think they were going on a fun trip to see his mother, so he tried to be as direct and honest with him as possible.
Matt then explained that the embrace with Alec Baldwin was caused by their shock. “I was just looking for a way out of the storm,” Matt explained. But now he believes the actor has shifted responsibility for his wife’s death.
“I just felt angry watching him,” he admitted.
“I was just so angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such a detailed way, and then not accept any responsibility after having just described killing her,” he continued.
“He almost sounds like a victim.” Hearing him blame Halyna and shift blame to others in the interview, and seeing him cry about it, I’m left wondering, “Are we really supposed to feel bad about you, Mr. Baldwin?” Matt inquired.
“I find it absurd that the person holding the gun that causes it to discharge is not held accountable.”
“Everyone who comes into contact with a firearm bears responsibility for gun safety.” However, gun safety was not the only issue on that set; there were a number of industry standards that were not followed, and there were multiple parties to blame, Matt claimed.
“Justice will not bring Halyna back,” he said, “but perhaps her memory will help keep people safe and prevent something like this from happening again.”
A quote on her tombstone reads, “Her light shapes our lives; keep chasing your vision.” Matt chose this inscription because it “embodies her spirit.”
And now, almost a year after the incident, the FBI has finally reached a decision on whether or not Baldwin fired the gun.
On Friday, ABC News reported that they had obtained a copy of the forensic analysis report.
The gun, a.45 Long Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver, could not have been fired unless the trigger was pulled, according to the shocking report.
It stated that the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger.”
The gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional,” according to the report.
The FBI allegedly tested all possible scenarios to see if the gun could fire without the trigger being pulled, and their report concluded that it couldn’t.
Obviously, there is still a chance that Baldwin’s gun malfunctioned that day, and the investigation is ongoing.
What are your thoughts on the explosive report?