A second witness in the Alec Baldwin Rust trial recalls the aftermath of the shooting

A summary of the first witness’ testimony so farPosted at 20:24

Samantha Granville
Report from the court

Here is a brief summary in case you are just joining us.

The court is about to hear continued questioning of Officer Nicholas LeFleur of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. He is the first witness to testify on behalf of the state.

He worked for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office on the day of the “Rust” shooting and was dispatched to the scene because he was one of the closest deputies to the Bonanza Creek Ranch.

Special prosecutor Kari Morrissey reviewed Lefleur’s body camera footage from the day, which showed Halyna Hutchins on the ground during some of her final moments alive.

Body camera footage also showed members of the film crew gathered around Baldwin shortly after the shooting, talking about what happened and giving him updates on the condition of Halyna and Joel.

Morrissey went on to point out the fact that LeFleur did not separate the witnesses and allowed them to confer with each other and exchange stories about how the shooting occurred.

The prosecutor appears to be getting ahead of the defense, which will likely argue that there were errors in the processing of the scene. It is also likely to want to portray Baldwin as someone who did not listen to the officer’s instructions.

During cross-examination, Baldwin’s attorney, Alex Spriro, said there was nothing unusual about the video at the scene of an accident. He argued that if this had been an intentional crime, the cast and crew would not have offered Baldwin any support or compassion.

His point is that there is no indication of an intentional act of violence and that Baldwin and others acted as most people would after a terrible accident.

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