Hutchins’ widow, Matt, joined TODAY with Hoda Kotb to discuss everything he’s been going through since his wife’s tragic death.
He also discussed the disgust he felt when Baldwin said he was grief-stricken over Halyna’s death, but did not accept responsibility.
Matt said it was absurd for the person who fired the fatal bullet to not take any responsibility for their actions, regardless if it was accidental or not.
He also explained the emotional moment when he had to tell their nine-year-old son that his mother had passed away:
“I just had to be very direct and blunt, because going to pick him up and go to the airport to go to Santa Fe, I didn’t want him to think that we were going to be seeing her and having fun together, and getting his hopes up.”
He then noted how the two cried together over the horrible scene.
He also discussed when the two were embraced by Baldwin once they arrived to Santa Fe:
“I feel like to understand that moment, you have to remember the shock we were in. I spoke with Mr. Baldwin and was just for a way through the storm.”