BREAKING: Alec Baldwin to Face Manslaughter Charges for Fatal ‘Rust’ Shooting

Prosecutors in New Mexico are filing felony criminal charges against actor Alec Baldwin for the fatal shooting of the cinematographer

Tyre Nichols

Prosecutors in New Mexico are filing felony criminal charges against actor Alec Baldwin for the fatal shooting of the cinematographer from the low-budget western film, “Rust”.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest on October 21, 2021, while she rehearsed a scene with Baldwin and the director of the film, Joel Souza.

Prosecutors are filing two charges of involuntary manslaughter against Baldwin.

In addition to Baldwin, the armorer of the film (Hannah Gutierrez Reed) will also be facing manslaughter charges. Reed was the one who loaded the gun.

The film’s assistant director, David Halls, was the one who handed the revolver used in the fatal shooting to Baldwin.

Halls accepted a misdemeanor charge in a plea deal.

See: ALEC BALDWIN IS LOOKING DEFEATED AS HE MAY SOON FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES OVER FATAL ‘RUST’ SHOOTING

Several Other Live Rounds found on “Rust” Set Where Alec Baldwin Accidentally Shot Hutchins to Death

Investigators found several lead bullets mixed in with inert dummy rounds after they looked into the series of events, even though live bullets are forbidden from movie sets.

A cascade of failures led to Hutchins’ death, and in the 15 months since the shooting, Hollywood producers have faced calls to improve safety conditions for film crews.

Crews are often working with fewer people on larger and more complicated movies as production has boomed in recent years.

Alec Baldwin Reached a Deal with Hutchins’ Family

The announcement of charges against Baldwin comes just three months after the actor and the film’s other producers struck a deal with the family of Hutchins to end the wrongful death civil lawsuit they filed in early 2022.

The family initially blamed producers for reckless behavior and cost-cutting measures that led to Hutchins’ death.

Under the deal (still waiting for a judge’s approval), the movie’s production would resume this year.

Since striking a deal with producers, Hutchins’ widow, Matthew Hutchins, said of Halyna’s death: “Halyna’s death was a terrible accident.”

This story is developing.

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