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Alec Baldwin Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

Alec Baldwin had been rehearsing a scene for the Western film Rust, when he accidently shot the film's cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Veteran Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the 2021 accidental death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set of Rust. The shooting happened at a ranch near Sante Fe, New Mexico in October 2021, where the film’s shooting was taking place.

Along with Alec, the film’s armourer Hannah Gutierrez Reed will be also charged with involuntary manslaughter. Santa Fe’s District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced the charges on Thursday, adding that they would be filed by the end of the month.

If convicted, both Baldwin and Guitierrez Reed will face up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine. This decision comes 15 months after the fatal shooting accident in October 2021, which occurred when a prop gun held by Baldwin discharged on set when the actor was reportedly rehearsing the scene.

Lawyers for both said they intended to fight the charges in court. According to BBC, Mr Baldwin’s lawyer Luke Nikas called the decision “a terrible miscarriage of justice”.

“Mr Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set,” Mr Nikas said in his statement to BBC. “He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win,” Luke Nikas said.

Also read: Alec Baldwin Pays Tribute To Halyna Hutchins A Year After ‘Rust’ Shooting Incident

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