Hollywood actor, Alec Baldwin, could end up spending some time behind bars as he is now facing involuntary manslaughter charges for his involvement in the Rust Shootings.
Recall that in October 2021 while filming the western movie Rust, a prop revolver being handled by Baldwin went off, firing a single shot, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin has since denied pulling the trigger and production for Rust was shut down while authorities in New Mexico investigated the incident.
According to multiple reports, the investigation has now been concluded and prosecutors plan on charging the Boss Baby star with involuntary manslaughter alongside his armorer on set, Hannah Gutierrez Reed.
Baldwin’s attorney Luke Nikas has declared his intent to fight the charges against his client describing it as a “terrible miscarriage of justice.” See his full statement below;
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win”
The Hutchins family on the other hand are in full support of the decision to charge the actor as they continue to seek justice for Halyna.
See their full statement below;
“We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges for involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life. Our independent investigation also supports charges are warranted. It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law. We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”