Mental issue raised in boy's body in freezer case in Vegas
A defense attorney says he wants a mental health evaluation for a Las Vegas man jailed in protective custody after being accused of keeping a widow and her daughter captive at his home, killing the woman’s 4-year-old son and putting the boy’s body in a garage freezer.
School note leads to boy’s body in freezer; boyfriend of mother arrested
A note that a Las Vegas schoolgirl gave her teacher saying her mother was being held captive and thought the girl's brother was dead led to the discovery of the boy’s body in a garage freezer and the arrest of the mother’s boyfriend on murder and kidnapping charges.
States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety
Despite some industry reforms following previous tragedies, the federal workplace safety agency in the U.S. is silent on the issue of on-set gun safety. Georgia and Louisiana, where the film industry has expanded rapidly, regulate pyrotechnics on movie sets but have no specific rules around gun use. In addition to attracting some large film productions, the state is home to major production hubs for Netflix and NBCUniversal. California, still the capital of the film industry, requires an entertainment firearms permit, though it's not clear how permit requirements are enforced. Maestas said production companies might think about using post-production effects to mimic the sights and sounds they now rely on prop guns to create.wftv.com
After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents
Prop Firearm Movie Set A car passes by the entrance to the Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) (Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — (AP) — The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie "Rust" is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. Morrow and the children were killed while filming a scene set in Vietnam for a film based on the popular television series. Director John Landis and four others were acquitted of involuntary manslaughter charges in a rare case of prosecutors targeting a film production for on-set deaths. After the fatal "Rust" shooting on Thursday, an account run by Lee's sister Shannon tweeted: "No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set.wftv.com
Alec Baldwin shooting: Brandon Lee’s sister speaks out
My heart goes out to Alec Baldwin. >> Alec Baldwin shooting: While rare, accidents happen on movie, TV sets; here is a list of someMassee died in 2016. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna.”>> Alec Baldwin shooting: How can a prop gun, blanks kill? >> Alec Baldwin shooting: Film industry reacts after 1 killed, 1 hurt on ‘Rust’ setShannon Lee said real guns should be banned from movie sets. It did not have to happen.”Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 40 Photos: Alec Baldwin through the years Here are some memorable photos of actor Alec Baldwin through the years.wftv.com
Baldwin was told gun was ‘cold’ before movie set shooting, court records show
Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fired a fatal gunshot from a prop gun that he had been told was safe, seven camera crew members for the movie he was filming walked off the job to protest conditions and production issues that included safety concerns.