Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter in fatal ‘Rust’ shooting: district attorney

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Alec Baldwin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter by a district attorney for the death of Halyna Hutchins.

The armorer in the film “Rust”, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was also charged by the court with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

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The family of the woman murdered on set, Hutchins, thanked the sheriff’s office and the DA after the charges were announced.

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“We want to thank the Santa Fe Sheriff and the District Attorney for concluding their thorough investigation and determining that charges for involuntary manslaughter are warranted for the killing of Halyna Hutchins with conscious disregard for human life,” a statement issued on behalf of the Hutchins family via attorney Brian J. Panish, founding partner of Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP.

Our independent investigation also supports charges are warranted. It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law. We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and fervently hope the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”

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If Baldwin is convicted, he could be facing up to 18 months in prison, the New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced on Thursday.

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“Involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico is a Class D felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison,” former Assistant U.S. Attorney Neama Rahmani explained to Fox News Digital. “If Baldwin is convicted, I can see him being sentenced at or near the max.”

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“Baldwin has a strong defense case, and I can see him pushing the case to trial for legal and public relations reasons,” he continued. “He has to think about his acting career in addition to doing time. But if he rolls the dice and loses at trial, the judge may hammer him for causing Hutchins’ death.”

source: www.ghbase.com

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