David Halls pleaded no Contest to a Crime charge

On Friday, a Santa Fe Judge was scheduled to examine a plea agreement that might result in the first conversation for the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021 while the Western film Rust was being filmed in New Mexico.

For his part in Hutchin’s death, Rust’s first assistant director David Halls entered into a deal with prosecutors in January to submit a plea of not guilty to the misdemeanor charge of careless use of a deadly weapon. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer of the Santa Fe district court was to preside over a virtual hearing in Hall’s case.

Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer overseeing the “Rust” case, sentenced Halls to a USD 500 fine, 24 hours of community service, and six months of unsupervised probation.

Alic Baldwin, an actor, accidentally discharged a live round from a revolver while practicing, killing Hutchins. Halls oversaw set security on Rust as the first associate director. To a criminal of involuntary manslaughter, Baldwin entered a non-guilty plea.

According to her attorney, Hanna Gutierrez-Reed, who was in charge of the instruction and safety firearms, will make the same plea. The only other parties accused in the case were them.

Under the supervision of the case’s new special prosecutors, Jason Lewis and Kari Morrissey will hear the first plea on Friday.

Baldwin’s defense lawyers filed a motion requesting her removal. As per reports, Andrea Reeb will be the first special prosecutor for the case, stepped down earlier this month.

On Monday, the New Mexico district attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, had overseen the “Rust” case. Judge Marlowe Sommer has given a directive to Mary: Either lose your ability to appoint a new special prosecutor or recuse yourself from the case.

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