Alec Baldwin Could Be Charged Again In Fatal Shooting After New Analysis

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A potential new charge against Alec Baldwin might arise in the “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins’ fatal shooting, following a recent gun analysis. The analysis was conducted by ballistics and forensic experts from Arizona and New Mexico who examined the Colt .45 revolver used on set. They discovered markings on a spent cartridge indicating that the trigger was either pulled or depressed.

Despite Alec Baldwin’s repeated denials of pulling the trigger, the report concludes that the trigger had to be pulled or depressed enough to release the hammer. The experts’ report led by Lucien Haag of Forensic Science Services in Arizona states that the incident resulted from manually retracting the hammer and then pulling or depressing the trigger. The analysis used replacement parts due to FBI testing damaging the gun during prior testing.

New Mexico special prosecutor Kari Morrissey, responsible for the “Rust” case, mentioned that a decision on refiling charges against Baldwin is pending. Baldwin has claimed the revolver discharged accidentally as he followed instructions during rehearsal for the low-budget Western, where Hutchins was positioned behind the camera.

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