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The trial for Alec Baldwin’s manslaughter case scheduled to commence in New Mexico

Alec Baldwin set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in Halyna Hutchins shooting

After nearly three years since the tragic shooting that took the life of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin is gearing up to face trial for involuntary manslaughter. The incident also left the film’s director, Joel Souza, injured.

The journey to this criminal trial began on October 21, 2021, when Baldwin was rehearsing with a prop gun at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The gun went off, resulting in the death of Hutchins and injuries to Souza. Baldwin has maintained that he did not pull the trigger and that the gun misfired a bullet, but FBI testing refuted his claims.

Several twists and turns have marked the legal proceedings, including the dismissal and subsequent re-filing of charges against Baldwin. The case has seen changes in prosecutors and delays due to various reasons.

The film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was charged with involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence, has been sentenced to jail. She was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and is currently serving an 18-month sentence. Baldwin’s assistant director, Dave Halls, has also faced legal consequences for his role in the incident.

As Baldwin’s trial kicks off, the focus will be on whether he will take the stand to testify and the evidence presented by the special prosecutors. The trial is expected to last about two weeks, with many eagerly awaiting the outcome. Stay tuned for more updates on this high-profile case.

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