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Special Prosecutor’s Move Shakes Up Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ Shooting Case

Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor in the fatal “Rust” on set shooting case, has made the decision to step down.

“After much reflection, I have made the difficult decision to step down as special prosecutor in the ‘Rust’ case,” Andrea Reeb said in a statement shared by the office of New Mexico’s First Judicial District Attorney on Tuesday.

The statement continued: “My priority in this case—and in every case I’ve prosecuted in my 25-year career—has been justice for the victim. However, it has become clear that the best way I can ensure justice is served in this case is to step down so that the prosecution can focus on the evidence and the facts, which clearly show a complete disregard for basic safety protocols led to the death of Halyna Hutchins. I will not allow questions about my serving as a legislator and prosecutor to cloud the real issue at hand.”

Last month, Alec Baldwin’s lawyer filed a motion to have Reeb removed from the “Rust” case, just days after he was charged with involuntary manslaughter

Baldwin’s lawyer argued Reeb could not simultaneously serve as the special prosecutor and as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, in court documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

The “30 Rock” actor was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter on Jan. 31 in connection to the death of Halyna Hutchins.

READ 13 COMMENTS
  • Waldo says:

    He’s a murderous POS and eveyone knows it.

  • K. says:

    From the beginning of this sad sad tragedy, I never believed that Alec Baldwin purposely killed this woman and injured another crew member. But his reaction saying he didn’t pull the trigger of that gun and he doesn’t feel responsible is utterly Sickening!!! He never learns!!! He’s always ready to fight and justify his bad behavior. He should have empathy for the harm that he caused but instead it’s all about him!!! And now his lawyer got the prosecutor fired. That should raise red flags to everyone!!! The only consolation is that he is being sued for lots and lots of money and probably will end up broke or file for bankruptcy!! My prayers go out to the families that he inflicted such agony on!!!

  • Gil says:

    He needs to go to prison, even if it is in a minimal security and for a few months. He was careless, as was those who gave him the loaded gun.

  • Joe Biden says:

    Senator Vegetable needs to resign!

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