District Attorney Mary Carmack-ongoing Altweis’s investigation and her ultimate decision regarding whether to file criminal charges in the death of Halyna Hutchins will not be affected by the proposed settlement announced today in Matthew Hutchins’ wrongful death case against Rust movie producers, including Alec Baldwin.
“While civil claims are decided privately and typically involve financial awards, criminal cases deal exclusively in facts,” the statement says. Criminal charges may be filed in accordance with New Mexico law if investigators determine that doing so is warranted by the facts and evidence. No one is immune to justice.
The set of “Rust” may get back to work now that Matthew Hutchins’ wrongful death claim against actor Alec Baldwin and others involved in the accident has been settled. However, this does not mean that the criminal inquiry into the killing of the D.P. will be ending anytime soon.
According to TMZ’s cited sources, the criminal investigation will not be affected by the settlement. an investigation into which it has been suggested that Baldwin and others may face charges.
According to TMZ’s sources at the Sheriff’s Office, once the investigation is complete, the file will be sent to the District Attorney, who will make the final decision on whether or not any criminal charges will be filed.
Because Baldwin is continuing in his starring part in the film that tragically cost Halyna Hutchins her life last year, production on the film has resumed, as we previously reported. as well as the rest of the cast.
Matthew, Halyna’s husband, stated that he and AB and the producers of “Rust” had settled their differences and that he would no longer pursue a wrongful death complaint against them. Matthew will also be serving as an executive producer on the film.
Representing set armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, attorney Jason Bowles tells TMZ… Hannah is thankful that the Hutchins family will benefit from the settlement and says they are praying the district attorney’s office would decide against filing criminal charges.