Alec Baldwin won’t be charged for shooting ‘Rust’ director
Alec Baldwin, actor, will not face charges for the shooting of “Rust”, Director Joel Souza’s. However, it was the same bullet that killed Halyna Hutchins the cinematographer as well.
Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office stated to TMZ that there is no crime in the Souza case.
According to the DA, Souza’s shooting can only be described as an “unintentional” battery. A battery is only possible if there is intent. Even the D.A. Baldwin claimed that he had never intended to harm anyone. Baldwin’s case is rooted in recklessness.
This is coming amid criticism the DA has faced since announcing that Baldwin will be charged with manslaughter for the death of Halyna.
If the case goes to trial, it’s certain Baldwin’s lawyers will argue the actor merely followed long-standing custom, so that would in no way constitute recklessness.
The D.A. has also been criticized after it disclosed that Baldwin would be charged because of his Executive Producer role in the movie even though he took it up to get back-end profits.