Alec Baldwin Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Dropped in Rust Shooting of 'Halyna Hutchins'

Involuntary Manslaughter charges against Alec Baldwin have been dropped in the fatal shooting of the ‘Rust’ shooting of Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin, 65, had been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, on the New Mexico set of the Western in October 2021. The actor was practicing a cross-draw when the gun fired, striking the cinematographer and director Joel Souza, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

“We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,” Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, the attorneys for Baldwin, said in a statement.

The prop gun Mr. Baldwin was holding when it discharged a fatal shot at Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021 was allegedly found to be mechanically improper, ABC News reported, citing unnamed sources.

After criminal charges against Alec were dropped, Baldwin’s wife ‘Hilaria’ posted a somber, intimate photo of her and her husband on Instagram with a simple heart emoji.

Messages of support poured in for the couple, who share seven children together, in the comments section, which Hilaria had set to limited.

“Support and true love,” one follower wrote while another added, “So happy for you both, you made it through a really tough situation, so much love and respect you have for each other.”

“I owe everything I have to this woman,” Alec wrote on his own Instagram page Thursday, sharing a photo of the pair at a restaurant with his arms around his wife and his eyes closed as Hilaria smiled softly toward the camera.


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The actor, 65, resumed shooting the upcoming movie at the Yellowstone Film Ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana, on Friday, marking his first time filming the project since the shooting.

Credit: People, ABC News, Independent



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