FBI: Baldwin apretó el gatillo de la pistola que mató a Hutchins

WASHINGTON.- El FBI concluyó que Alec Baldwin apretó el gatillo de la pistola con la que mató accidentalmente a la directora de fotografía Halyna Hutchins durante el rodaje de la película «Rust», lo que contradice la versión del actor, quien sostiene que no accionó el arma.

El informe del FBI, al que tuvo acceso ABC News, afirma que el revólver estaba en buen estado y que «no pudo dispararse sin apretar el gatillo».

En una entrevista con el mismo medio en octubre del año pasado, el actor aseguró que jamás apretó el gatillo de la pistola y que se disparó sola cuando soltó el percutor.

El informe policial calificó la muerte de Hutchins de accidente, ya que no hay «ninguna prueba convincente de que el arma fuera cargada con munición real de forma intencionada».

La fiscalía local no ha presentado por ahora ninguna acusación contra Baldwin, quien fue denunciado por homicidio imprudente por la familia de la víctima, y está a la espera de obtener los registros telefónicos del actor.

Hutchins falleció el 21 de octubre de 2021 por las heridas de bala que sufrió mientras Baldwin ensayaba durante el rodaje de la película «Rust» en Nuevo México (EE.UU) con un arma que debía ser de fogueo pero que estaba cargada.

Las autoridades de Nuevo México multaron en abril pasado con casi 140.000 dólares a los productores del rodaje de «Rust», entre los que está el mismo Baldwin, por incumplir los protocolos de seguridad.

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Alec Baldwin on the set of Rust practising with a gun

Alec Baldwin Rust set shooting: FBI report says actor did pull trigger of gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

The actor, who was one of the film’s producers, as well as its star, has always said the gun went off without him pulling the trigger. A post-mortem report, however, rules the death was accidental.

An FBI report has concluded Alec Baldwin pulled the trigger of the gun that killed a cinematographer on the Rust film set.

Baldwin accidentally shot Halyna Hutchins while they were filming the movie in October 2021 – but always maintained he did not actually pull the trigger.

However, a newly completed forensics investigation by the FBI says the weapon in question could not have been fired without the trigger being physically pulled.

The report, seen by Sky News, says that with the hammer (the part of a gun that strikes the firing pin) in the quarter – and half-cock positions, the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger”.

The findings have been reviewed by the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, and a further post-mortem report has classified Ms Hutchins’ death as an accident.

“Death was caused by a gunshot wound of the chest,” it says.

“Review of available law enforcement reports showed no compelling demonstration that the firearm was intentionally loaded with live ammunition on set.

“Based on all available information, including the absence of obvious intent to cause harm or death, the manner of death is best classified as accident.”

Baldwin believed the .45 Colt he had been handed, as he was about to film a scene on the New Mexico set of the Western, was an unloaded “cold gun”.

In a TV interview about the Rust shooting, Baldwin said that while he “would go to any lengths to undo what happened”, he does not feel guilt over the fatal shooting – saying that while “someone is responsible for what happened… I know it’s not me”. https://news.sky.com/