Victory for Alec Baldwin as Rust’s special counsel QUIT after he called for her to be disqualified: Andrea Reeb insists actor’s ‘total disregard for basic safety protocols’ led to Halyna Hutchins’ death
- Andrea Reeb announced Tuesday that she would step down as special prosecutor in the Rust case, investigating the October 2021 shooting.
- Alec Baldwin, whose gun accidentally discharged and killed cameraman Halyna Hutchins, argued that Reeb, recently elected to the state legislature, was in conflict.
- Reeb said she was stepping aside to prevent her role as a politician from becoming a distraction, but stood by her statement that she felt Baldwin was guilty.
Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor in the case against Alec Baldwin and Rust for the fatal shooting of a camerawoman in October 2021, has announced that she will step aside, in a victory for Baldwin.
Reeb was elected in November to the New Mexico house, and Baldwin’s lawyers argued that she was therefore ineligible to continue as special counsel.
Reeb investigated the shooting on behalf of the Santa Fe District Attorney’s office and concluded that Baldwin and his team — he was a producer on the film as well as its star — were responsible for the death of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins.
In his parting statement, Reeb reiterated those views.
It has become clear that the best way I can ensure justice is served in this case is to resign so that the prosecution can focus on the evidence and facts, which clearly show complete disregard for basic security protocols leading up to the death. from Halyna Hutchins,’ he said.
“I will not allow questions about my performance as a legislator and prosecutor to cloud the real issue at hand.”
Reeb was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in November 2022 and took office earlier this year.