Alec Baldwin charged – live: Actor breaks silence as Halyna Hutchins’s husband welcomes charges in Rust shooting

‘There’s nothing we can do to bring his mother back’: Alec Baldwin on Rust movie shooting

Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set of Rust.

The actor is one of three cast and crew members facing charges over the accidental shooting, New Mexico prosecutors announced Thursday.

The first assistant director on RustDavid Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Meanwhile, the film’s armourer Hannah Gutierrez Reed has also been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Baldwin’s attorney responded to the news in a statement to The Independentsaying: “This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.”

Luke Nikas said they intend to “fight” the charges, and “win”.

The decision comes more than 15 months after the fatal shooting in October 2021, which occurred when a prop gun held by Baldwin discharged on set. A single bullet struck director Joel Souza in the shoulder before fatally striking Hutchins in the chest.

Baldwin has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and maintained that he was told the gun was “cold”, meaning it had no live ammunition, and that he never pulled the trigger.

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What the charges against Alec Baldwin mean – and what’s next

The actor faces involuntary manslaughter charges over the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’.

Graeme Massie20 January 2023 07:04

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Watch: Alec Baldwin to face manslaughter charge over Halyna Hutchins’ shooting

Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins.

Alec Baldwin to face involuntary manslaughter charge over shooting of Halyna Hutchins

Charges will be pressed against Alec Baldwin following a shooting on the set of Rust which resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Both Baldwin and the film’s armourer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will each be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter over the incident, which happened in October 2021 on the Santa Fe set. No charges will be filed specific to the non-fatal shooting of Rust director Joel Souza, the New Mexico District Attorney’s office has said. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Graeme Massie20 January 2023 06:05

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Alec Baldwin will ‘fight’ manslaughter charges as lawyer blasts ‘miscarriage of justice’

Prosecutors announced Thursday that Baldwin will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter over Hutchins’ death on the movie set of Rust.

In a statement to The Independentattorney Luke Nikas said: “This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice.

Graeme Massie20 January 2023 05:01

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What legal experts say about Alec Baldwin charging decision over Rust shooting

A decision by New Mexico authorities to bring involuntary manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin for the fatal Rust shooting of Halyna Hutchins has been called “bold” and “aggressive” by legal experts.

The Independent’s Graeme Massie has the story.

Graeme Massie20 January 2023 04:01

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Piers Morgan accuses Alec Baldwin of ‘Hollywood arrogance’ amid Rust shooting charges

“There was no doubt that it was an accident but Halyna Hutchins died, leaving behind a grief-stricken husband and a young child and the person holding the gun that fired a bullet and killed her was Alec Baldwin,” said Piers Morgan on social media .

“It was him who did that, who fired a bullet into his co-worker’s body and snuffed out her life. Nobody else’s hands were anywhere near the gun.”

Read Annabel Nugent’s full story.

Bevan Hurley20 January 2023 03:00

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Halyna Hutchins’ final words after being shot on Alec Baldwin’s Rust set

Ms Hutchins, director of photography for the Western film, died on 21 October 2021 after Mr Baldwin discharged a firearm while practicing a gun-drawing technique on the set in New Mexico.

Seconds after she was struck, Ms Hutchins cried out to a boom operator: “That was no good. That was no good at all,” according to a Los Angeles Times report based on interviews with 14 crew members.

Bevan Hurley20 January 2023 02:00

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Alec Baldwin tweets about David Crosby’s death hours after being charged in the Rust shooting

The 64-year-old is one of three cast and crew members facing charges over the accidental October 2021 shooting.

Graeme Massie20 January 2023 01:15

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A timeline of Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s relationship

In their more than a decade of marriage, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin have reached many different milestones together.

After getting married in 2012, the pair expanded their family rapidly and most recently welcomed their seventh child in September. They’ve spoken candidly about different aspects of their marriage, including their 26 year age gap.

At the end of last year, the pair also addressed the struggle they’ve endured since the accidental shooting on the set of Alec’s movie, Rust. In October 2021, a prop gun being used by Alec fired a bullet; the result fatally wounded the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.

The Independent’s Amber Raiken has more.

Bevan Hurley20 January 2023 00:40

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What the charges against Alec Baldwin mean – and what’s next

The Independent’s Clémence Michallon writes that charges brought against Alec Baldwin could mark the “beginning of a lengthy legal saga”.

Bevan Hurley20 January 2023 00:10

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Former prosecutors and attorneys respond to ‘bold’ and ‘aggressive’ charges

The Independent‘s Graeme Massie spoke with former prosecutors and attorneys about their thoughts on the charges being brought against Alec Baldwin.

Bevan Hurley19 January 2023 22:39

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