Alec Baldwin could soon face charges for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie ‘Rust’.
Prosecutors have indicated they can charge the actor 64 years after he surrendered his cell phone to be considered as evidence.
Baldwin was named in a letter sent by the fiscal of Santa Fe district, Mary Carmack-Altwies, requesting funds for process the case.
She reportedly added that she was ready to press charges against four people.
He is said to have stopped short of confirming the charges he planned to bring, but reportedly added that he was “certainly looking at all statutes of homicide and any statute of weapons under the New Mexico penal code.
His letter is said to read: “One of the possible defendants is the well-known film actor alec baldwin”.
The district attorney reportedly asked for $635,000 to prosecute the case, saying he needed the money to take on well-funded attorneys.
Alec said last month that he had lost five jobs since the shooting of ‘rust’.
He added that he would have left the movie business if it weren’t for the support of his wife Hilaria Baldwin, 38, who just had her seventh child, a daughter named Ilaria.
Alec told CNN in August about his career since the 42-year-old Halyna’s murder: “I got fired from another job yesterday. Everything was ready to go to the movies, get on a plane… I’ve been talking to these guys for months and yesterday they told me that we didn’t want to make the movie with you because of this.”
He added about Hilaria’s support: “If I didn’t have my wife, I don’t know where I would be right now… if I didn’t have her, I probably would have quit, retiredgone, you I know I sold everything I owned, got a house in the middle of nowhere and, as you know, found something else to do, sell real estate.”
Alec has said that if he returns to a movie or TV set, he will refuse to work with real weapons and wants to leave the creation of realistic guns to digital effects.
He also added that not a day goes by that he doesn’t think about Halyna Hutchins and what happened the day he was shot last October.
Alec said: “Everyone adored her as a person. That she is dead, that is the worst of all. Someone died, and it was preventable. It was so unnecessary.
Responsibility for the tragedy has been attributed to Hannah Gutiérrez Reed, 24, who worked as a gunsmith and prop assistant in ‘Rust,’ as well as assistant director Dave Halls, who handed him the gun.
Through their lawyers, Hannah and Dave accused Alec of shifting the blame onto others. (rts)