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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Actor Alec Baldwin To Be Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Prosecutors will charge actor Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed on set in 2021.

“I have determined that there is sufficient evidence,” Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said.

“On my watch, no one is above the law and everyone deserves justice.”

Halyna Hutchins was killed on set in 2021

The big story

Baldwin was reportedly rehearsing a scene for the film Rust when the gun he held fired off, killing Hutchins. But he denied shooting Hutchins though he held the fatal weapon gun that fired off and hit the actress.

The ranch setting on the film Rust, where Hutchins was killed in 2021.

At the time he said, “I don’t know what happened on that set. I don’t know how that bullet arrived in that gun.”

The film’s armourer Hanna Gutierrez-Reed will also face charges.

Policy is that only cold guns should be onset–guns without bullets. It should have been checked and used as a prop only.

Baldwin served as the film’s executive producer.

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