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‘Rust’ assistant director subpoenaed, should interview with investigators


The “Rust” assistant director who handed Alec Baldwin the prop gun that fired on a movie set in October, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, should sit down for an interview with state investigators, a choose dominated.

New Mexico District Court Judge Bryan Biedscheid on Friday granted a request from the state’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau of the Environment Department to situation David Halls a subpoena, based on native shops.

Investigators have beforehand detailed in search warrants how Halls “grabbed” the gun from a cart after which yelled “cold gun” to point it was secure as he handed it to the low-budget Western’s lead actor on Oct. 21 on set Santa Fe.

The gun “was fired by the actor Alec Baldwin,” killing Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza, the affidavits said.

Halls didn’t imagine the gun was loaded, based on investigators.

Rust assistant director Halls allegedly handed Alec Baldwin the gun, based on search warrants.
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Halls didn't believe the prop gun which killed Halyna Hutchins was loaded.
Halls didn’t imagine the prop gun which killed Halyna Hutchins was loaded.
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Safety officers have tried to interview Halls twice since Nov. 2, however he declined each instances. His lawyer mentioned he wouldn’t comply with an interview till the felony investigation into the incident is full, a compliance officer wrote in an affidavit in help of the subpoena request.

The software for the subpoena mentioned that an interview with Halls is important as a result of as assistant director, he was chargeable for set security and knew who current through the taking pictures and who had are available in contact with the gun.

Halls declined interviews with safety officials on multiple occasions since Nov. 2.
Halls declined interviews with security officers on a number of events since Nov. 2.
AP

Rebecca Roose, deputy cupboard secretary of the Environment Department, informed The Santa Fe New Mexican that Halls’ interview is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, however that the choose might change the date.

In earlier interview with Fox News on Nov. 1, Halls’ lawyer Lisa Torraco denied that her consumer had handed the gun to Baldwin.

During an interview with ABC News, Alec Baldwin claimed he didn't pull the trigger on the gun that killed Hutchins.
During an interview with ABC News, Alec Baldwin claimed he didn’t pull the set off on the gun that killed Hutchins.
Jeffrey Neira/ABC News through AP

“This idea my client grabbed the gun and handed it to Baldwin absolutely did not happen,” she mentioned, earlier than backtracking and dodging follow-up questions from host Martha MacCallum.

“The armorer brought the weapon in,” Torraco mentioned. “The armorer opens the firearm… [Halls] didn’t load it.”

Torraco informed KOB-TV on Friday that Halls would cooperate with state officers.

With Post wires

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