The New Mexico District Attorney in charge of the “Rust” shootings of Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the arms maker, has stepped down in the latest turn in an ongoing legal saga.
On Wednesday, Mary Carmack-Altwies The 1st District Judicial Attorney announced that she had referred her charges in this case to two veteran New Mexico attorneys, Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis.
The pair will become special prosecutors in the “Rust” case, Carmack-Altwies’ office announced.
The embattled prosecutor faced a deadline on Friday to plan after Gutierrez Reid’s Albuquerque attorney challenged Carmack-Altweis’ request to allow her to appoint a special prosecutor and “considerate prosecutors.” Participate in high-profile cases
At Monday’s hearing, Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer stated that she planned to deny her request. Carmack-Altwies
Carmack-Altwies became the second-ranked prosecutor to resign in a case that began after Baldwin shot Halena. Hutchins happened to be on the set of “Rust” near Santa Fe.
Former special prosecutor Andrea Reeb resigned this month amid controversy over her dual roles as a New Mexico prosecutor and legislator. Baldwin’s lawyers argued that the Republican lawmaker’s involvement in the case was politically motivated. Baldwin, who famously slandered former President Trump on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” was condemned in conservative circles.
“My responsibility to the people of Judicial District One is greater than any other case. Which is why I appointed a special prosecutor in the case of ‘Rust.’” Carmack-Altwies It said in a statement, “Kary Morrissey and Jason. Lewis will relentlessly fight for justice in the wake of Halina’s death. Hutchins on behalf of the people of Judicial District One.”
late January Santa Fe prosecutor charges Baldwin and Gutierrez Reed was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the October 2021 shooting of Hutchins. Both Baldwin and Gutierrez Reed pleaded not guilty.
Reeb’s resignation was a victory for Baldwin and Gutierrez Reed. It left a huge gap in the prosecution team just weeks before the May trial. Both Carmack-Altwies and Reeb had been involved in the case for months. and conducted key interviews to strengthen the case for trial.
This is a developing story.