Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charge in deadly ‘Last’ shooting of Halina Hutchins
Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges. Deadly shooting on the New Mexico set of his movie ‘Rust’ Court records show. Baldwin filed a petition on Thursday and waived his first court appearance, which was scheduled for Friday.
District Judge Mary Sommer agreed to waive the hearing and set several conditions for Baldwin’s release, including prohibiting the actor from handling firearms or drinking alcohol.
Baldwin is also prohibited from discussing the shooting or possible testimony with potential witnesses. The only interactions he is allowed to have with potential witnesses are “in connection with the completion of the ‘Last’ film” and other related activities such as promotion.
Baldwin is facing two counts of manslaughter for shooting the film in October 2021, when he killed the cinematographer by firing a gun held by an actor during a rehearsal. Halina Hutchins And injured manager Joel Sousa. If convicted, Baldwin could face up to 18 months in prison and he could be fined $5,000.The indictment originally included enhancements that could put Baldwin in prison for up to five years, but the provision later dropped.
Film armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reid was also charged with two counts of manslaughter, and assistant director David Halls was charged with negligent use of a lethal weapon. He waived his first court appearance, records showed. Gutierrez-Reed is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Baldwin claimed He didn’t pull the trigger on a gun that shouldn’t be loaded with live ammunition. Prosecutors say the gun might not have fired without pulling the trigger, and both Gutierrez-Reed and Halls failed to properly inspect and supervise firearm use.
a Probable cause document claims Baldwin, who is also the film’s producer, was unable to address “multiple serious safety violations” on the set in New Mexico, and the actor was unable to attend the basic firearms safety rules training that was being provided to Baldwin. I pointed out that
“The evidence clearly shows that Baldwin recklessly flouted these rules on numerous occasions, leading to fatal shootings,” the statement said.
Filming on The Last is scheduled to resume in Spring 2023 at Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana.
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