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Trial Continues With Emotional Testimony In Rust Movie Case

Alec Baldwin

Today in court, more testimony is expected in the trial against the armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, from the movie set of Rust. Yesterday, the film's first assistant director, David Halls, emotionally testified that he was negligent in checking the gun used by Alec Baldwin, resulting in the tragic death of Helena Hutchins.

The trial resumes today with a focus on the testimony from Halls, who admitted to not conducting a proper weapon safety check on the revolver. Halls' emotional account revealed that he failed to inspect the gun thoroughly, potentially missing the live round that caused the fatal accident.

Halls had previously pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor weapons charge, adding to the accusations of unsafe practices on the set of Rust. His testimony highlighted the missed opportunity to prevent the tragedy by conducting a more thorough inspection of the firearm.

During his testimony, Halls described the chaotic aftermath of the shooting, recalling the moment when he found Hutchins on the ground and heard her say she couldn't feel her legs. The emotional impact of the incident was evident in his account of the events that unfolded on set.

On a potentially positive note for Alec Baldwin, Halls testified that he never saw Baldwin rushing crew members to film the shooting scenes, contradicting previous reports. This testimony may provide some support for Baldwin's defense in the ongoing trial.

The trial against Gutierrez-Reed continues to shed light on the series of oversights and failures that led to the tragic death of Hutchins. As the proceedings unfold, the focus remains on accountability and the need for stricter safety measures on film sets to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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