Friday, July 12, 2024

Alec Baldwin Charged Again in Halyna Hutchins Case: Two Counts Again of Involuntary Manslaughter in “Rust” Film Shooting


“Rust” never sleeps.

Alec Baldwin has been charged for a second time in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin has been charged again with counts of involuntary manslaughter. Previously he’d been charged but then those charges were dropped.

Hutchins was shot in October 2021 by a prop gun in Baldwin’s hand on the Santa Fe, New Mexico set of a low budget film called “Rust.” The gun also shot director Joel Souza but the wound in his arm was not fatal.

“The above named defendant did cause the death of Halyna Hutchins by an act committed with the total disregard of indifference for the safety of others,” the indictment says.

If convicted Baldwin could face 18 months in prison. A trial for Hannah Guitierrez, who worked on the set and took care of the guns, is already set for A trial is scheduled to start Feb. 21, 2024 in Santa Fe.

Here is a copy of the indictment.

More to come…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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