Alec Baldwin has claimed for months he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that shot and eventually killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of her film Rust in October. The actor made the bombshell claim while telling it abc news that even though he held the gun: “The trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at someone and pull a trigger on them, ever.” When briefed on what happened and Hutchins’ death, Baldwin said, “I have no idea, someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that shouldn’t even be on the property.”
There were also many questions about what his phone records might say about what he knew (and what he could have said) immediately after the shooting. As of this writing, Santa Fe County sheriffs have not received the records by the deadline from law enforcement officers in New York, where Baldwin turned them over in January. Once the logs have been reviewed, fees (or lack thereof) will be published.
An FBI forensic report obtained by ABC News on Aug. 13 concluded that the Baldwin did in fact pull the trigger on the gun that killed Hutchins. And as a legal expert told Nicki Swift, the report and forensic tests on the shooting don’t bode well for the Hollywood star at all.
Alec Baldwin’s future could be in jeopardy
Los Angeles personal injury attorney Miguel Custodio of Custodio & Dubey exclusively told Nicki Swift that the FBI’s latest findings mean things could only get worse for Alec Baldwin. According to Variety, the report stated that the gun Alec Baldwin was holding “could not be made to fire without pulling the trigger while the working internal components were intact and functional.” With that in mind, Custodio said the Hollywood actor could now face manslaughter charges.
“The gun wasn’t broken. And as more information emerges on this case, it’s clear that this project, this set, was obviously in total chaos when it came to safe handling of guns and ammunition,” Custodio told Nicki Swift. “So he could be made an example of, which would result in some criminal charges being filed against him.” Custodio went on to say that Baldwin’s problems don’t end there, like in a civil lawsuit, all “point liability directly to him, which making it easier for plaintiffs to reach settlements against some of the financially strong insurance providers.”
Of course, if there’s anyone else concerned about the FBI report and Baldwin’s future, it’s probably his wife Hilaria Baldwin, who is expecting the couple’s seventh child.