December 3, 2023
Buildings used on the brand new set of the film “Rust” are seen close to a chapel on the primary day that filming in Livingston, Montana, April 21, 2023 in a nonetheless picture from video. REUTERS/Sandra Stojanovic/File Picture

The armorer for the film “Rust” transferred medicine to somebody on the day the movie’s cinematographer was shot lifeless in 2021, particular prosecutors stated this week as she confronted a brand new cost of tampering with proof.

Prosecutors stated the extra cost in opposition to Hannah Gutierrez-Reed associated to the Oct. 21, 2021, switch of “narcotics to a different particular person with the intent to forestall the apprehension, prosecution or conviction of herself.”

Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer Jason Bowles stated in a press release that she meant to plead not responsible to the brand new cost in addition to an present one in all involuntary manslaughter for the dying of Halyna Hutchins on a movie set exterior Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The brand new cost was introduced because the lead investigator for the Santa Fe district lawyer’s workplace, who is ready to step down in July, raised critical considerations concerning the native sheriff’s investigation into the taking pictures and its October 2022 ultimate report.

“The conduct of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Workplace throughout and after their preliminary investigation is reprehensible and unprofessional,” Robert Shilling wrote in an e-mail despatched to prosecutors on Tuesday after they determined to take away him from the case. “Not I or 200 more adept investigators than I can/might clear up the mess delivered to your workplace in October 2022.”

Shilling declined additional touch upon the e-mail made public by Bowles in a Thursday court docket submitting. Particular prosecutors and the SFCSO didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Bowles was despatched Shilling’s message in error then requested to delete it by prosecutors, in keeping with emails within the court docket submitting. Bowles known as the brand new cost “retaliatory and vindictive” and described the e-mail change as “past troubling,” saying it backed his movement for the case to be dismissed.”

Gutierrez-Reed is the one particular person nonetheless dealing with fees for Hutchins’ dying. The cinematographer died after Gutierrez-Reed stated she mistakenly loaded a dwell spherical right into a revolver actor Alec Baldwin was rehearsing with, in keeping with a transcript of a police interview.