"Nobody is above the law" : Actor Alec Baldwin faces manslaughter charges

"Nobody is above the law" : Actor Alec Baldwin faces manslaughter charges

More than a year after the tragedy, American actor Alec Baldwin – who accidentally shot a woman with a revolver while filming in the United States – is facing manslaughter charges, we learned this Thursday, January 19.

American actor Alec Baldwin, author of a fatal shooting on the set of the 2021 film Rust, will be charged with manslaughter, a prosecutor announced this Thursday, January 19. The shooter in the film who handled the gun is the subject of the same charges, said Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.

“Everyone deserves justice”

On October 21, 2021, that New Mexico ranch shooting had turned tragic when Mr. Baldwin activated a gun that was supposed to contain only blanks, but whose very real projectile killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injured director Joel souza “After carefully reviewing the evidence and New Mexico law, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the +Rust+ film crew,” said Mary Carmack-Altwies.

“Under my supervision, no one is above the law and everyone deserves justice,” she added. The charges will be “formally filed by the end of the month,” the prosecutor said. Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed face up to 18 months in prison if convicted. In August, the 64-year-old 30 Rock actor said he didn’t expect anyone to be charged and told CNN he had hired a private investigator to establish responsibilities in the case.