Alec Baldwin Thought He Was Off The Hook Then Prosecutors Made A BIG Announcement

Alec Baldwin thought he was off the hook after the fatal shooting that occurred in New Mexico during the filming of the movie “Rust.”

Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has filed an emergency request for more than $600,000 in funds for her office to prosecute up to four people involved in the incident.

The prosecutor did not disclose who those four people were but did note that “one of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin.”

From the New York Post:

Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed an emergency request for more than $600,000 from New Mexico’s Board of Finance so her office would have the funds necessary to prosecute up to four people in connection with the incident, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.

She didn’t disclose who those four people are but noted in the request “one of the possible defendants is well known movie actor Alec Baldwin” and the prosecution could require up to four separate jury trials, the outlet reported, citing a copy of the document.

During a finance board meeting on Tuesday, Carmack-Altwies said her office has been awaiting FBI reports, phones, phone reports and interviews for “the last year” but the sheriff’s office’s final report is expected within a week, KOB 4 reported.

Once the report is received, her office would be ready to move forward with criminal charges against those involved, if it decides to do that, the outlet said.

Baldwin has claimed that the firearm randomly fired and that the shooting was an accident. However, an FBI report found that the firearm could not have been discharged unless someone pulled the trigger.

Prosecutors are “certainly looking at all the homicide statutes and any gun statutes under New Mexico criminal code.”

The DA’s office is requesting extra funds because they understand the people they are about to charge and will need someone “who is very experienced on complex cases, and very experienced with litigation.”

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