Shooting on set of 'Rust', Alec Baldwin charged with manslaughter

January 19, 2024, 9:19 p.m

If found guilty, the actor could face between 18 months and five years in prison


Alec Baldwin Was accused convicted on two counts by a New Mexico grand jury homicide for the story of Filming on the set of the film “Rust” in 2021. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died in the accident and director Joel Souza was injured. In the event of a guilty verdict, the actor Risks between 18 months and five years of the prison.

“We look forward to our day in court,” commented Baldwin’s lawyers, Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, who have always insisted
Thesis that the actor is not guilty. Similar allegations were dropped almost a year ago, but then new elements emerged that led to this
Start the process again to entrust the verdict to a popular jury.

The actor was rehearsing a scene on the set of Rust at Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe when
from the gun in his hand (and that shouldn't have contained real bullets)
the shot went off causing Souza to injure his shoulder and Hutchins to be killed by a rebound.

The prosecutors then decided to reopen the case
Subject the weapon to further analysis Their findings, they say, contradict Baldwin's version that he did not put his finger on the trigger. “The tests came to this conclusion with certainty
The shot could not be fired without pulling the trigger” said prosecutor Kari Morrissey.

Drama on the set of Rust, Alec Baldwin shoots and kills the cameraman

The gunsmith also remains charged The film was directed by Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, whose job it was to monitor the safety of weapons and ammunition. She was also charged with involuntary manslaughter and pleaded not guilty.

Signed by Lucien Haag,
the report Based on the prosecutor's new decision, it does not directly address the question of whether the weapon, a Pietta replica of an 1873 revolver,
had been changed. However, he claims that less than a kilogram of trigger pressure was required to fire the shot, much less than a modern pistol but not unusual for a vintage weapon.



  • He faced 18 months in prison

  • It's not over for the actor yet


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