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Charges Announced Against Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ Shooting – RedState

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The prosecutors in New Mexico have just announced that actor Alec Baldwin is going to face two felony counts involuntary manslaughter in regard to the fatal shooting of the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins.

This comes after more than a decade of investigation into the shooting. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also wounded by Baldwin’s firing of the gun.

Hannah Gutierrez Reed was also charged with involuntary murder. She loaded the gun.

Assistant director David Halls, who was also involved when Alec Baldwin received the gun, agreed to a misdemeanor conviction in a plea bargain.

New Mexico’s First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced the charges Thursday, nearly 15 months after Baldwin fired the live round from his prop gun.

The decision comes three months after Baldwin and the film’s other producers struck a proposed settlement agreement with Hutchins’ family to end the wrongful death civil lawsuit they filed early last year. The family initially blamed Hutchins’ death on cost-cutting measures and reckless behavior by Baldwin and others.
Under the proposed deal, which must be approved by a judge, the movie’s production would resume this year. With the settlement agreement, the family’s tenor also changed. The…



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