Santa Fe-area District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies plans to charge actor Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins that took place on the set of “Rust.”
According to the Wall Street Journal, the movie’s armorer Hannah Guiterrez-Reed will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter by the end of the month.
Additionally, David Halls, the film’s assistant director, is going to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.
The charges revolve around the tragic shooting of Hutchins by Baldwin in October 2021. The incident immediately garnered international attention.
The sentence for involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico carries with it a 18-month prison sentence.
Baldwin’s attorney has maintained that his client had no idea there was a bullet in the gun. The attorney said, “He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds.”
Bladwin’s attorney went on to say, “We will fight these charges and win.”
DA Mary Carmack-Altwies said, “No one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”