Halyna Hutchins‘ husband and younger son have been re-victimized, this time by the Santa Fe County Sheriff, who launched video of her as she lay dying after being shot.
Matthew Hutchins‘ lawyer, Brian Panish, fired off a blistering e mail to Sheriff Adan Mendoza, saying he trampled on their dignity and privateness by releasing the video and different proof within the case.
Panish says Mendoza promised to let Matthew evaluate all the fabric earlier than its launch, however he double-crossed the household by releasing all of the proof with out giving Matthew an opportunity to look first.
Panish says in his e mail, obtained by TMZ, “Your office trampled on the constitutional rights of Hutchins.” Indeed, there is a constitutional proper in New Mexico for victims to be handled with equity and dignity, and Panish says these rights have been squarely violated.
Maybe even worse, Panish notes the footage of Matthew’s spouse, who lay bleeding as medics frantically tended to her, will trigger irreparable hurt to each him and their 9-year-old son Andros. Panish writes, “We fear, for example, that this shocking footage of Andros’ mother dying may be material used by bullies to emotionally abuse him in the future.”
And what’s particularly maddening … Panish says the Sheriff did not should launch this proof … it was discretionary.
He ends with this … “We demand that your office respect Matthew, Halyna and Andros Hutchins’ constitutional rights of dignity, privacy, respect and fairness going forward. We also demand that your office take down the video footage of Halyna Hutchins dying on the church floor,” including, “While the damage of publishing that video is irreparable, taking down the video will end your office’s complicity in causing future harm.”