Involuntary manslaughter accusations against actor Alec Baldwin for the murder of the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the Rust set have been dropped.
According to special prosecutors in New Mexico. Baldwin was acting out a scenario in 2021 at a ranch outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, when the gun he was aiming at the camera accidentally fired, killing Hutchins and injuring.
Director Joel Souza. Baldwin, 65, who is also a producer for the movie, has insisted that he shouldn't be held legally liable for what turned out to be a loaded weapon.
Law enforcement turned over additional evidence as prosecutors Kari T. Morrissey and Jason J. Lewis were getting ready for a preliminary.
Hearing on May 3. In their letter, they stated that "new facts were revealed that demand further investigation and forensic.
Analysis," and that they were thus dropping the involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin in order to do additional research. "Charges may be re-filed, and this judgment does.
Not free Mr. Baldwin of criminal responsibility. Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, Baldwin's attorneys, expressed their satisfaction with the.
Decision to drop the charges. In a statement, they stated that "we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident.
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