Alec Baldwin seems eager to shift the focus from his lethal shooting of cinematographer Halina Hutchins to the assistant director who handed him a rifle loaded with live ammunition.
The 63-year-old actor tweeted a news story late Wednesday about AD David Halls’ admission that he “should have checked” all of the rifle’s rounds before it was handed over to Baldwin on the New Mexico set of “Rust.”
The story—based on a new affidavit issued that day—also confirmed that Holes’ apparent oversight came “before he handed a handgun that was declared ‘cool’ to Alec Baldwin,” meaning the gun had no live ammunition.
The Hollywood star, who is also a producer of Exhausted West, republished the story without making any additional comments.
But this is the second such story he’s shared, with an earlier story also stressing that he was told “the stud gun is safe,” even though cops later said the gun was real.
On the same day that Holes’ confession was revealed, officials also insisted that potential charges had not been ruled out about Baldwin, who also wounded “Rest” manager Joel Sousa with the bullet that killed Hutchins, 42.
“No one has been left out at this point,” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack Altois said at a news conference.
“All options are on the table.”
Baldwin said Friday that his “heart is broken” for Hutchins’ husband and son.
“There are no words to express my shock and sadness over the tragic accident that took the life of Helena Hutchins, our much admired wife, mother and colleague,” he said on social media.