Fatal shooting on set: accusations against Alec Baldwin

Fatal shooting on set: accusations against Alec Baldwin

Fatal shot on set

American actor Alec Baldwin will face charges after a fatal accident on set more than a year ago. In October 2021, he accidentally shot a camerawoman with a propelled gun while filming a Western. The gunsmith is also charged. In extreme cases, both can be arrested.

01/19/2023 18:25

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New Mexico state prosecutors want to file charges against Baldwin, the agency announced Thursday after more than a year of investigations. Specifically, after the death of camerawoman Halyna Hutchins, he is charged with negligent homicide. Gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is also on trial for the crime.

“After extensively studying the evidence and law in the state of New Mexico, I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge Alec Baldwin and another member of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” said attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies above the law. ” In New Mexico, manslaughter carries a penalty of up to 18 months in prison and a fine of $5,000.

fatal confusion

Baldwin accidentally shot and killed 42-year-old cinematographer Hutchins with a propelled gun while filming the western Rust in October 2021. Director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder and injured in the incident. The revolver was loaded with an actual cartridge rather than a propelled cartridge. Baldwin always denied responsibility for the fatal accident.

Halyna Hutchins

APA/AFP/Getty Images/Fred Hayes Camerawoman Hutchins died from a self-propelled gun shot – apparently from a switched cartridge

Out-of-court settlement in civil proceedings

In 2022, Baldwin, the western’s lead actor and producer, finally reached an out-of-court settlement in a civil lawsuit with the dead man’s widower, Matthew Hutchins. “We all believe that Halyna’s death was a terrible accident,” he said at the time.

He has no interest in blaming Baldwin and the film’s producers. Instead, the Director of Photography’s most recent work should be acknowledged and the discontinued filming of “Rust” should be continued. Halyna Hutchins is survived by a husband and one child.

US police concluded their investigation into the tragic incident in October and handed over their results to the responsible prosecutor, Carmack-Altwies. She opted for an accusation.