New Mexico prosecutor who indicted Alec Baldwin in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting wins Democratic primary

The New Mexico prosecutor who charged actor Alec Baldwin in a fatal shooting on a movie set in 2021 beat his Democratic primary challenger to advance to the November general election.

As of Tuesday evening, Mary Carmack-Altwies had received 62% of the vote, while 38% voted for her opponent and former boss, Marco Serna. Carmack-Altwies serves in New Mexico’s heavily Democratic first judicial district, made up of Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Los Alamos counties.

Serna, a Democrat, previously held the district attorney seat from 2017 to 2020, but did not seek re-election before challenging Carmack-Alwies.

Carmack-Altwies, the liberal prosecutor who oversaw Baldwin’s manslaughter indictment, withdrew from the “Rust” shooting case three months before the trial was scheduled to begin. She announced that two other attorneys, Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis, would serve as “special prosecutors.”

“As I celebrate this evening with my family, I could not be more honored to have the confidence of voters in JD1,” Carmack-Altwies said in a statement obtained by KRQE. “I have worked tirelessly over the past three and a half years to professionalize the District Attorney’s Office and bring justice and safety to our communities.”

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Mary Carmack-Altwies, New Mexico State’s first judicial district attorney, speaks during a news conference at the Santa Fe County Public Safety Building. (Sam Wasson/Stringer)

At the time, it was announced that Carmack-Altwies would withdraw from prosecution to “focus on the broader public safety needs of New Mexico’s First Judicial District.”

The prosecutor added: “My responsibility to the people of the First Judicial District is greater than any case, which is why I have chosen to appoint a special prosecutor in the “Rust” case.

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Alec Baldwin has a serious look on his face as he looks away from the camera while attending the Ripple of Hope Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Gala.

Alec Baldwin. (ANGÉLA WEISS/AFP)

Former ’30 Rock’ star charged with two counts Manslaughter on January 31 in connection with the death of Halyna Hutchins in October 2021. He has pleaded not guilty.

Hutchins was killed on the set of the western in New Mexico, and director Joel Souza was shot and wounded when live ammunition was accidentally loaded into a gun fired by Baldwin while rehearsing a scene in a church on 21 October 2021. Baldwin has since denied pulling the trigger on the gun that killed Hutchins.

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An election worker arrives with ballots to be tabulated inside. ((AP Photo/Matt York))

Prosecutors dropped the gun enhancement originally filed against Baldwin in February 2023, as Carmack-Altwies filed the documents.

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Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.

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