Santa Fe Police Obtain Warrant for Alec Baldwin's Cellphone in 'Rust' Shooting Investigation

Nick Kangadis | December 17, 2021
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It looks like we’re getting another step closer in learning what actually happened when actor Alec Baldwin “accidentally” shot and killed a woman on the set of the film, “Rust.”

Police in Santa Fe County, New Mexico have obtained a warrant for Baldwin’s cellphone in order to glean some kind of insight into what actually might have happened during the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins.

According to Reuters:

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.

A sheriff's detective, Alexandria Hancock, said in her affidavit that she sought a court order requiring Baldwin to turn over his phone after she had requested it from the actor and his attorney on a voluntary basis and "was instructed to acquire a warrant."

Neither the warrant nor the seven-page affidavit cited any particular material that investigators were looking for on Baldwin's phone.

Baldwin shot and killed Hutchins on October 21 on set during production of “Rust.” The actor told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he never pulled the trigger, instead claiming that he pulled back the hammer on the firearm and then it went off, killing Hutchins and wounding one other.

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