Halyna Hutchins’ mom visits cinematographer’s Hollywood grave from her native Ukraine to lay flowers on second anniversary of Alec Baldwin killing her
- The actor shot Hutchins by accident while rehearsing a scene with a gun on set of the film Rust in New Mexico
- Her family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit and Baldwin may be charged with involuntary manslaughter
- The film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering
The mother of Halyna Hutchins has travelled from Ukraine to lay flowers at her daughter’s grave on the second anniversary of her fatal shooting by Alec Baldwin.
Olga Hutchins wiped away tears as she carried a bouquet through the graveyard in Los Angeles to mark her daughter’s death.
It comes as New Mexico prosecutors announced last week that they were seeking to recharge Baldwin after ‘additional facts’ had come to light in the case.
Halnya, 42, was working as the director of photography on the set of the low-budget Western film, Rust, in 2021, when actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed her.
He was rehearsing a scene in which he drew his prop gun and pointed it at the camera when it fired, killing Halnya and injuring director Joel Souza.
Olga Hutchins made the long journey from Ukraine to Los Angeles to lay flowers on her daughter’s grave
Olga wiped away tears and held a photo of her daughter as she arrived to mark the second anniversary of her death
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, who was accidentally shot dead by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin on the set of his upcoming western movie Rust.
She was rushed to hospital but died later that day.
Her family have since filed a wrongful death lawsuit to seek answers about the fatal incident.
Speaking on Monday, the attorney for the family, Gloria Allred, said: ‘There’s a family here that is hurting, that is in pain, that is suffering.
‘There was a real human being here who was shot to death that day, and we’re always going to remember Halyna.’
Baldwin has maintained he did not know the gun was loaded and claims he repeatedly asked the armorer if it was ‘hot’ or ‘cold’.
It is not clear how live ammunition ended up on set.
Baldwin has maintained the gun fired spontaneously and involuntary manslaughter charges against him were dropped in April this year when new evidence suggested the gun he was using could have been modified and malfunctioned as a result.
After the charges were dropped, Baldwin immediately traveled to Montana, where he and other cast and crew members finished making the film.
Baldwin with Hutchins (center) and other members of the film’s cast on set in Santa Fe
But New Mexico prosecutors announced last week that they were seeking to recharge the actor after ‘additional facts’ had come to light.
They are hoping to put the case before a grand jury in the next two months.
If convicted, Baldwin could face up to 18 months in prison.
Special prosecutors Kari T. Morrissey and Jason J. Lewis said in a statement:’ After extensive investigation over the past several months, additional facts have come to light that we believe show Mr. Baldwin has criminal culpability’
‘We believe the appropriate course of action is to permit a panel of New Mexico citizens to determine from here whether Mr. Baldwin should be held over for criminal trial.’
The film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering – she is set to go on trial in February.
Dave Halls, the movie’s assistant director, accepted a plea deal on a charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.
In March, he was sentenced to six months of supervised probation.
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