Deadline nears for Alec Baldwin in deadly movie set shooting

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday planned to file a manslaughter charge in the fatal shooting of a cameraman by actor Alec Baldwin during a rehearsal on the set of a western film in 2021.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died shortly after being wounded at a film set ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 21, 2021. Baldwin was leveling a pistol at Hutchins when the gun went off, killing her and wounding the film’s director.

In recent weeks, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has filed two involuntary manslaughter charges in connection with the shooting of Baldwin and Weapons Commission Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

The district attorney said Monday through a spokeswoman that her office would issue indictment documents and a probable cause statement outlining the evidence. Hutchins’ death has already prompted new safety precautions in the film industry.

Manslaughter by negligence can include killing that occurs while a suspect is doing something lawful but dangerous and is acting carelessly or carelessly. Special Prosecutor Andrea Reeb cited a pattern of “criminal disregard for safety” on the set of Rust.

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