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Alec Baldwin Reaches Settlement With Cinematographer's Estate; New Video Shows Person Of Interest In Six California Killings; Person Of Interest In Custody In Missing Family Case; CNN/KFF Poll: 90 Percent Of Adults Say U.S. Has A Mental Health Crisis; Report: Chess Grandmaster "Likely Cheated" In Dozens Of Matches; Fan Who Caught Judge's 62nd HR Ball Unsure What To Do With It. Aired 1:30-2p ET

Aired October 05, 2022 - 13:30   ET




ANA CABRERA, CNN HOST: The movie "Rust" goes on, and the husband of the cinematographer killed during the filming will now be an executive producer.

This is part of the settlement with Alec Baldwin and the family of Halyna Hutchins, the woman who died on the set one year ago.

CNN's Chloe Melas is here.

What more are you learning, Chloe, about this settlement?

CHLOE MELAS, CNN ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER: Ana, look, Matthew Hutchins has fired a wrongful death suit naming Alec Baldwin as one of the plaintiffs there.

The fact that they have come together, announced the state of this settlement with an undisclosed amount of money, is a really watershed moment in what has been an awful tragedy that we're almost at the year anniversary of that.


Matthew Hutchins releasing a statement saying:

"I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame to the producers of Mr. Baldwin. All of us believe Halyna's death was a terrible accident. I'm grateful that the producers in the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna's final work."

And he's going to be an executive produce on the film. They're going to go back and finish the movie in January. Unclear who's is going to be returning. But we know that Alec Baldwin will be.

We know Joe Sousa, who is also injured on that day of the shooting inside the church when they were rehearsing when the prop gun was fired a live bullet and nobody knows how the live bullet go to the set.

We're still waiting on the D.A. to potentially bring charges in the next couple of weeks.

But Joel is going to return. It's unclear who else.

And it's unclear how they're going to tie this moving together. Are they going to refilm altogether, get rid of that church scene all together? And where are they going to film it? Are they going to go back to New Mexico where all of those painful memories took place?

Again, this is a really interesting moment, really interesting timing since we're waiting on the New Mexico's D.A.'s office to come out with potential charges.

I sat down with Alex Baldwin just a few weeks ago. He told me he had hired a private investigator who told him that he is not going to be facing charges. So he came out and boldly said that to us.

I think based on his Instagram post, he's really happy that it has somewhat of a happy resolution for now.

CABRERA: Again, it's been resolved. But this settlement doesn't necessarily impact or --

MELAS: Or exonerate. Right.

CABRERA: -- take away the criminal investigation.

Thank you, Chloe Melas.

MELAS: Thank you.

CABRERA: Now to Stockton, California, and new surveillance video that police hope will lead to a possible serial killer.

The person seen here in all black is being called a person of interest in a string of shootings, some dating back to last year.

The investigators say this same figure has been seen on multiple surveillance videos related to a number of the attacks. In all, seven shot, six of them in Stockton, California. Only one victim survived.

All were outside and alone late at night or in the early morning.

CNN's Josh Campbell has been following this for us.

Josh, do these surveillance videos show this person committing any of the shootings?

JOSH CAMPBELL, CNN SECURITY CORRESPONDENT: We don't see them actually commit the shootings. The police are describing this person as a person of interest. They're hoping that by showing that video someone might recognize how that person walks, their gait.

The police chief particularly focusing on this upright, erect posture of this individual.

They're saying the witness was seen at multiple crime scenes on video. So they want to know who this person is

We're also learning new details about the methodical nature of the planning that likely went into this attack.

The police chief was speaking with our colleague, Kasie Hunt, last night and said they believe the shooter or shooters actually conducted daytime reconnaissance.

Looking for the possible location of security cameras before actually conducting those cameras at night. A lot of planning they think went into this.

Of course, this manhunt continues -- Ana?

CABRERA: Quickly, Josh, any update on what they may be learning from the victim who survived?

CAMPBELL: This is key. We know that there are six deceased victims. But one woman who was shot did survive. She was interviewed by police.

She said that she was in a tent when she heard some rustling outside. She went outside of the tent and was confronted by an individual who opened fire. Thankfully, she survived.

But that's important because police don't yet know if this is one person or a group of people. According to this woman, there was one shooter that confronted her that night -- Ana?

CABRERA: Josh Campbell, thank you.

We have new information about another story out of California. Police in Merced said a person of interest is now in custody in the case of a missing family. But the family has still not been located.

Officials say an 8-month-old girl, her parents, and the child's uncle were all kidnapped at gunpoint on Monday and that the suspect used restraints.

CNN's Natasha Chen is following this for us.

Natasha, officials just held a press conference. What did they share?

NATASHA CHEN, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Ana, that press conference wrapped up just about five minutes ago. We heard very emotional pleas from that family's relatives. One of them saying that every moment that passed, if felt like they were dying.

They were asking local businesses to please check their surveillance cameras for any clues, signs of their whereabouts.

I want to go through the surveillance video from the actual kidnapping that they shared at that press conference. Here's video of the suspect walking with one of the kidnapped victims.

The suspect there is carrying a trash bag, as you can see, and following one of the victims into this business.

And then the next clip we're going to show you is out of the back door of that business where you can see him with a gun.

So the sheriff was talking about how this kidnapping happened at gun point. That gun has still not been located.

Then they showed us video of two men being zip tide -- hands tied behind their backs, being brought out of the back of that business.


And then finally, the last two people kidnapped here are the mom and 8-month-old baby. They were not tied or restrained in any way. You can see them trying to cooperate with the suspect who's still clearly got a gun there.

So extremely disturbing video that's been shared with the public now.

They have a 48-year-old man in custody that they arrested yesterday. The problem is they haven't been able to speak to him because, prior to law enforcement contact, he tried to take his own life.

He has been sedated at a medical facility. Every time he regains consciousness, the sheriff said he'd become violent.

He is the clue right now. They need to speak to him and find out what kind of leads they can chase to find this family -- Ana?

CABRERA: Natahsa Chen, so disturbing. Thank you.

CHEN: Thanks.

CABRERA: You hear the word "crisis" a lot when it comes to the climate, gun violence, the economy. What about mental health? A new poll says 90 percent of adults say that is a crisis in our country as well.

To put it in perspective, a third say they always or often feel anxious over the past year. What's driving this? We'll talk about it next.



CABRERA: Nine out of 10 Americans say there's a mental health crisis right now in the United States. This is according to a new poll conducted by CNN in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation, 90 percent.

It's hard to get that many Americans to agree on anything. So that really illustrates the scale of this challenge facing the country. CNN medical correspondent, Dr. Tara Narula, is joining us.

Doctor, you've been driving into what this survey revealed. What's driving this?

DR. TARA NARULA, CNN MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: It's not a pretty picture, Ana. This is a survey of about 2,000 adults over the summer. Basically they highlighted what they feel are crises, not problems, but crises.

Over two-thirds identify it in adults as an epidemic. About 50 or so more percent identified mental health in kids and teens as well as severe mental illness of adults.

About 45 percent, not surprisingly, highlighting anxiety and depression. This is my favorite, 39 percent point to stress and anxiety around politics. And around 25 percent loneliness.

As you mentioned in the lead in, one out three said they have been anxious in the past year. And 25 percent said they felt depressed or lonely in the past year. And 25 percent said they missed work in the past year because of a mental health condition.

This is really an issue. We talk about it so much. But we really need to start dealing with ways the fix it.

CABRERA: It's beyond just being a little bit stressed or anxious when people say this is a real crisis.

NARULA: Right.

CABRERA: One in five adults say they've been receiving mental health services or have in the last year. But one in five is nowhere close to probably the range that could use some mental health service help or resources.

Why is that number not higher? What are the barriers?

NARULA: Absolutely. You know, in this survey, about 51 percent of the adults say they didn't feel the American adults were getting the help they needed. You're exactly right.

And there are barriers. And 80 percent identify cost as being a big barrier. And then a high percentage, about 75 percent, identified insurance. Either that insurance didn't pay for their provider or pay in the same way they pay for physical illness.

And then there was a fair percentage, about 60 percent, that talked about stigma. So --

CABRERA: Sixty percent.

NARULA: Yes. A little over 60 percent. So we're still there, right? We haven't kind of fixed that issue yet.

Then about 65 percent focused on lack of providers being available. I hear this a lot. My patients tell me they want to see a therapist, they're waiting months and months to get plugged into somebody.

One of the things that stood out to me, and this is kind of along the lines of the stigma, is that 35 percent say they don't feel comfortable talking with their family and friends about their own mental health issues.

Why? Because they feel like they might be met with judgment. They might not be met with compassion. They would be stigmatized. They didn't want to be a burden.

So this is another area where we, as a community, can do a better job of supporting those that we love and helping them.

CABRERA: I suspect it would be an opportunity or a reason for you to ask your loved ones, your friends, your colleagues how they're doing and how they're feeling and just to be that support

NARULA: That's right.

CABRERA: -- and help them find the resources they need.

Thank you so much, Dr. Narula.


A chess champion or is this young grandmaster more like a cheat master. A new report exposing a long history of fraud.


CABRERA: A cheating scandal has rocked the world of chess. A new report from one of the sport's most popular Web sites found that 19- year-old American grandmaster, Hans Niemann, likely cheated in more than 100 online matches.

CNN's Coy Wire is here to fill us in -- Coy?

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS ANCHOR: Yes, Ana,'s investigation found 19-year-old American prodigy, Hans Niemann, likely received illegal assistant in hundreds of online matches, as you mentioned, including money matches.

Niemann admitted to cheating online in the past as a 12 and 16-year- old, but never in over-the-board chess. And he insists that he's since played clean.

This cheating scandal escalated, Ana, when chess' the biggest star, 31-year-old Magnus Carlsen, was upset by Niemann in St. Louis with an over-the-board tournament with a purse of more than $300,000.

Carlsen then quit a more recent online match against Niemann after he made just one move, sent the world of chess into a tizzy.

Last week, Carlsen blasted Niemann posting, in part, "I believe Niemann has cheated more and more recently than he has publicly admitted. His over-the-board progress that been unusual," he said. CABRERA: Wow.

WIRE: No word from Niemann yet on these allegations.

He's in the U.S. chess championship that started this week in St. Louis. We'll see what's to come from this wild story.


CABRERA: Coy, so much to say on that.

But I can't let you go without talking about last night's big home run. New York Yankees' Aaron Judge breaking the American League record for home runs in a single season after hitting that bomber, his 62nd home run this year.

Experts tell us that guy this caught the ball could get potentially between $1 million and $2 million because that's how much it's valued at.

But the fan who caught it said he's not sure what he's going to do with it.

WIRE: Yes, he told a CNN affiliate, WFFA, he doesn't know what he's going to do with it just yet.

Judge would like to get it back. He'll be a free agent after this season. His contract could bring $30 million to $40 million per years. So easily he could buy it if it does go for sale.

But the guy who caught it could drive a hard bargain. He's a V.P. at Fisher Investments, which earns nearly $200 billion nationwide.

What would you do with it, Ana?

CABRERA: I'd give it to my son.

WIRE: There you go.

CABRERA: It's one of the priceless mementos. He loves the Yankees and Aaron Judge. So exciting.

Thank you, Coy.

WIRE: You got it.

CABRERA: That's going to do it for us today. See you back here tomorrow, same time and place. Until then, join me on Twitter, @AnaCabrera.

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