Halyna Hutchins’ family have responded to Alec Baldwin’s Manslaughter charge.
Hutchins was killed when a gun discharged, held by Baldwin. The actor claimed he believed it was a prop gun. The 64-year-old also previously broke down in tears and claimed that he didn’t pull the trigger of the gun that killed Hutchins.
The victim’s family has since responded to the charges held against Baldwin. Her husband’s attorney, Brian Panish, speaking on behalf of the family, said:
“We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges of involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life.
“Our independent investigation also supports charges are warranted. It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law.
“We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.
Baldwin has also responded to the criminal charges that have now been formally filed.
The 64-year-old has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter. He has released a public statement, through his attorney, Luke Nikas. It reads:
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice,”
“Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
According to an FBI report obtained by ABC News, the firearm ‘could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger’.
The FBI also came to the conclusion that the gun was working correctly, stating in the report that the ‘internal components were intact and functional’.
Footage of the actor being told the news that Hutchins had sadly passed away, also surfaced.
RIP Halyna Hutchins.