Alec Baldwin is charged with involuntary manslaughter against Halyna Hutchins

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The incident occurred in October 2021. | Photo: Getty Images.

Alec Baldwin was formally charged Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter against the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchinsduring the filming of the movie Rustwhen the actor was holding a Colt .45 revolver in production rehearsals in October 2021 when it was activated, which caused him to injure the deceased today, who died shortly after.

The decision by New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies came after she reported in early January that there was enough evidence to file criminal charges against Baldwin.

“Today we have taken another important step to ensure justice for Halyna Hutchins. In New Mexico, no one is above the law, and there will be justice,” Carmack-Altwies said Tuesday.

In addition to Alec Baldwinthe one in charge of the weapons of the film, Hannah Gutierrez-Reedwas also charged in the same case.

If convicted, both could face up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine. However, aggravated circumstances for the use of weapons could increase that sentence up to five years, according to the US legal framework.

For his part, the lawyer BaldwinLuke Nikas, has said he will challenge the accusation, which he called a “terrible judicial error”.

While the lawyers Gutierrez Reed They said Tuesday that prosecutors “misunderstood the facts” and reached “wrong conclusions.”

“We will fight these charges and expect the jury to find hannah not guilty,” Jason Bowles and Todd Bullion said in a statement.

On the other hand, the assistant director, Dave Halls, who gave the revolver to Alec Baldwin on set and told her it was “cold” (movie slang for a safe weapon to use) did not contest the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Your settlement will be open to the public after a judge approves it. New Mexico prosecutors will ask the defendants to appear in court within a month.

Alec Baldwin, 64, has repeatedly claimed that the props team told him the gun was not loaded before handing it over to him and he didn’t pull the trigger.

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