American actor Alec Baldwin said the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins “is never going to be behind us” in a Christmas video message posted on his Instagram account on Thursday (December 23).
Hutchins was fatally shot on the New Mexico set of Baldwin’s Western movie “Rust” in October.
“Not a day goes by that I don’t think about that,” he added, while also thanking friends, family and fans for support and wishing them happy holidays.
Baldwin’s video message was released a week after police obtained a search warrant for his cellphone in the investigation.
The search warrant and accompanying affidavit on December 16 were filed in Santa Fe County Magistrate Court nearly two weeks after a prosecutor overseeing the probe said that some people who handled guns on the film set may end up facing criminal charges stemming from Hutchins’ death.
The warrant authorized investigators to seize Baldwin’s Apple iPhone in order to examine text messages, email correspondence, social network communications, browser activity and other information stored on the device, according to the documents.
The actor said during a television interview that he never pulled the trigger, and he denied responsibility for the shooting. He also said then that he had no idea how a live round got onto the set of the film.
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