/ 28 October 2021

Baldwin faces legal liability for set death

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Police in New Mexico have spoken for the first time in the case confirming cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed when actor/producer Alec Baldwin accidentally shot her with a lead bullet. It was recovered from the shoulder of director Joel Souza, who is recovering from his injury. Legal officials haven’t ruled out criminal charges against Baldwin and his fellow producers over the death for what happened on the set of Rust movie last week. Describing the attitude to safety on set as complacent, authorities found a range of guns and 500 rounds of ammunition – live rounds and blanks. As for compensation for the victims, it could be covered in part by insurance and would likely run into the millions of dollars, experts say.

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