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Alec Baldwin To Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over Film Set Shooting

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Alec Baldwin, the American actor, may face a two-count charge of involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting on the film set of ‘Rust’.

Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the film’s armourer overseeing weapons, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

In October, KOKO TV reported how the film star fired a prop gun which killed Halyna Hutchins, the movie’s director of photography, and wounded Joel Souza, the film’s director.

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A statement released by Mary Carmack-Altwies, the Santa Fe district attorney, on Thursday, said there is “sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew.”

The district attorney said the charge against Baldwin and Reed is punishable by up to 18 months in jail and up to a $5000 fine.

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“Rust” actor and producer Alec Baldwin and armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Halyna Hutchins on the film’s Santa Fe County set in 2021,” Carmack-Altwies wrote on her Facebook page.

“Assistant director David Halls has signed a plea agreement for the charge of the negligent use of a deadly weapon. The terms include a suspended sentence and six months of probation. A copy of the plea agreement will be available after it has been filed with the court.

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“No charges will be filed specific to the non-fatal shooting of “Rust” director Joel Souza.

“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” Carmack-Altwies said. On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”

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