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Alec Baldwin hands over his phone to investigators into the murder of ‘Rust’ director of filming

Alec Baldwin hands over his phone to investigators into the murder of ‘Rust’ director of filming

Los Angeles: Alec Baldwin handed over his phone to be searched for evidence related to the investigation into the fatal shootings while filming “Rust.”

Baldwin, the star and producer of the low-budget Western American movie “Rust,” which shot the Oct. 21 killing of director of photography Helena Hutchins on set, handed his phone on Friday morning to assistants to the New York Police Chief, Juan Rios said. On behalf of the Santa Fe County Sheriff and Baldwin’s attorney.

Rios said Suffolk County police investigators in New York will review the contents of Baldwin’s phone for text messages, emails, photos or other data that may be related to the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s investigation into the accidental shooting.

“Once they get the data back from the phone, they’ll give the data back to us,” said Rios.

As of Thursday, investigators had expressed frustration at the delay in obtaining Baldwin’s phone.

(dpa)

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