Search warrant issued for Alec Baldwin’s phone, Santa Fe court says

The court in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin’s movie “Rust” was filmed, issued a search warrant for his phone to be seized in the fatal shooting of a director of photography. According to a US court, a New Mexico judge on Thursday, December 16 signed a search warrant authorizing investigators to search Baldwin’s phone and find all relevant data in connection with the fatal shooting that killed the director of the photography Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film. 21st of October.

An Apple iPhone is “believed to be in his possession,” the judge informed, according to several reports. He then ordered that Baldwin’s iMessages, where he exchanged conversations with an anonymous person, should be vetted in order to get more information. proof.

Eight page mandate to access Baldwin texts, emails and phone data

Cinematographer Hutchins died of the shooting of Baldwin, 63, while filming the low-budget western movie. Another director Joel Souza was injured. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has issued an eight-page warrant that will not only allow authorities to confiscate Baldwin’s phone, but also to download information relating to his movie “Rust” and all the conversations he has made. had with production employees at the time.

That would include text messages in the phone, emails, contacts, browser history, private social media messages, as well as the recent call log, the warrant noted, according to the reports. Besides Baldwin, investigating authorities are keeping a close watch on assistant film director David Halls and production armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed.

In the warrant, Det. Alexandria Hancock wrote that she had asked “for Alec’s phone, so her lawyer was tasked with acquiring a warrant”. He reportedly added that “there were several emails and text messages sent and received” regarding the production that she wishes to inspect. It comes after Baldwin revealed to his investigators that he had emailed Gutierrez Reed discussing the different styles of guns and knives that could be used on set, adding that at first they had decided to use a bigger gun, but then settled for a Colt. Propeller gun .45.

In a Dec. 2 interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, Baldwin said he was not worried and would be highly unlikely to face criminal charges in the shooting. “People who know that it is highly unlikely that I will be charged with anything criminal have told me,” Baldwin told ABC. “I have nothing to hide,” said, adding that he continued to cooperate with investigations.

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