Breaking: Alec Baldwin To Be Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter


Alec Baldwin will be formally charged with involuntary manslaughter on Tuesday.

"The District Attorney and the special prosecutor are fully focused on securing justice for Halyna Hutchins," New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Heather Brewer said in a statement. "The evidence and the facts speak for themselves."

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will also be formally charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Halyna Hutchins died on Oct. 21, 2021, after a gun Baldwin was holding fired on set. The director of "Rust" Joel Souza was also injured in the shooting in a church on Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department has spent the last year investigating how live rounds made it onto the movie set. Gutierrez-Reed and assistant director Dave Halls were the only other crew members believed to have handled the gun that fired on set.

Halls allegedly handed Baldwin a .45 revolver, telling him that it was "cold," or safe. Prior to that, Gutierrez-Reed spun the cylinder to show Halls what was in the gun, her lawyer said.

Baldwin has maintained that he did not pull the trigger of the gun – once during a prime-time interview shortly following the deadly shooting and again on a podcast episode. The actor originally said he had pulled the hammer of the gun back as far as he could and released it, but did not pull the trigger.... (Read more)

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