Alec Baldwin could face up to 18 months in prison if convicted of the rust shot.
Hollywood star Alec Baldwin faces a maximum of 18 months in prison if convicted of murder on a movie set. Rust.
Santa Fe County District Attorney Alec Baldwin and the film’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, both will face criminal charges for the October 21, 2021, shooting, the Santa Fe District Attorney announced Thursday. Rust cinematographer Halina Hutchins. They are each charged with two counts of first degree murder in Hutchins’ death.
The maximum penalty in New Mexico for manslaughter is 18 months in prison, plus one year of parole. The maximum fine is $5,000.
It is unclear what punishment Baldwin will face if convicted on both counts.
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Baldwin’s attorney called the criminal charges against his client “a miscarriage of justice.”
“This decision distorts the tragic death of Halina Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. There was no reason to believe that Mr. Baldwin had a live bullet in his gun or anywhere on the movie set. He trusted the professionals who worked with him, who assured him that the gun was empty of ammunition. We will fight these charges and we will win,” Alec Baldwin’s attorney, Quinn Emanuel Luke Nikas, said in a statement sent to several media outlets.
Gutierrez-Reed’s attorney also maintained his client’s innocence.
“These allegations are the result of a serious flawed investigation and a misunderstanding of all the facts. “We are committed to uncovering the full truth and hope that a jury will exonerate Hanna,” said attorney Jason Bowles.
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