Alec Baldwin indicted in involuntary manslaughter charge after new gun analysis

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   January 20, 2024   Update on : January 20, 2024

Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin. Photo: Screengrab

A grand jury in New Mexico has framed charges against actor Alec Baldwin for involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film “Rust,” reinstating reviving the criminal case against him months after previous charges were dropped.

The indictment came on Friday after special prosecutors brought the case before a grand jury in Santa Fe this week and once again sought to hold the actor accountable for the on-set death of Halyna Hutchins, report agencies.

The lawyer came up with the demand, months after receiving a new analysis of the gun that was used.

The indictment followed an independent forensic test and opened a new tab.

According to the test report, actor Baldwin, 65, would have had to pull the trigger of a revolver that struck Hutchins in the chest and killed her. The finding was the same as a prior FBI test on the firearm.

However, Baldwin, the Emmy-winning performer who starred in the hit NBC television comedy “30 Rock, was using the gun in a rehearsal for it to fire the live round.

Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, Baldwin’s attorneys, issued a statement on Friday on behalf of their client saying that they look forward to their day in court.

However, Baldwin has denied pulling the trigger and said he was not responsible for the cinematographer’s death in the shooting.

Joel Souza, the movie’s director, also suffered wounds in his shoulder by the same bullet on a set outside Santa Fe, the state capital.

According to a police report, film assistant director David Halls handed the gun to Baldwin and told him that the weapon was “cold,” which means it did not contain live ammunition. Halls told police he was not aware the revolver was loaded.


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