Alec Baldwin faces new charges over accident on the set of “Rust” this week; understand

Alec Baldwin faces new charges over accident on the set of “Rust” this week; understand
Alec Baldwin faces new charges over accident on the set of “Rust” this week; understand
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According to New Mexico authorities, this Thursday, 1st, new charges will be filed against Alec Baldwin in relation to the death of photography director Halyna Hutchins, in 2021, on the set of Rust.

The actor had already been acquitted of the charges in April last year. But on January 19, a New Mexico jury revived the case. At the time, the gun with which Baldwin was rehearsing went off, hitting the director of photography, who died at the scene.

The new charges were presented to the 12-person grand jury in New Mexico’s 1st Judicial District Court in Santa Fe and at least eight jurors had to agree that there was probable cause to indict the director. At the time, Baldwin’s lawyers issued a statement that said, “We look forward to our day in court.”

In New Mexico, a manslaughter conviction can lead to up to 18 months in prison.

Since the incident, the actor says he was not responsible for the director of photography’s death. Alec Baldwin stated that Rust’s team informed him that the gun was not loaded and that there should be no live ammunition on the set.

Despite stating that he did not pull the trigger at the time of the shot, an expert report determined that he must have necessarily pulled the trigger for the gun to fire. This information contributed to the new accusations being made.

Hannah Guiterrez-Reed, the security protocol officer who provided the weapon during the recording, is also charged with manslaughter. David Halls, the assistant director who handed Baldwin the gun, accepted a lesser felony charge in a deal with prosecutors.


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