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Alec Baldwin’s motion to dismiss involuntary manslaughter charge rejected

Alec Baldwin’s Request to Dismiss Charges Denied, Trial to Proceed this Summer

The trial of actor Alec Baldwin will proceed this summer after a New Mexico judge denied his request to dismiss the charges against him in relation to the Rust shooting. Alec is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set.

Alec’s attorneys argued that prosecutors acted in “bad faith” by deterring the jury from exculpatory evidence and witnesses, but the judge ruled that prosecutors were not required to present such evidence to the grand jury. Despite this setback, Alec’s defense team remains confident and looks forward to their day in court.

The trial had previously been delayed due to challenges with analyzing the gun involved in the incident. However, new evidence presented by experts Lucien and Michael Haag suggests that the gun could not have fired without the trigger being pulled. This new analysis paved the way for the trial to move forward.

In a related development, the movie’s armourer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for negligence in ensuring that the gun was filled with blanks instead of live rounds. Prosecutors highlighted her failure to address the presence of live rounds on the set.

As Alec Baldwin prepares to face trial, the case continues to draw attention and scrutiny. Stay updated with the latest news on this story by following The Mirror US News page on social media platforms.

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