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What You Need to Know About Alec Baldwin’s Involuntary Manslaughter Trial

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Alec Baldwin is set to go to trial for involuntary manslaughter three years after a tragic incident on the set of the film “Rust.” The incident occurred in 2021 when Baldwin, holding a prop weapon that contained real bullets, accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injured director Joel Souza.

Although Baldwin pleaded not guilty and the charges were initially dropped in 2023, he was indicted once again the following year. The trial is set to begin on Tuesday, July 9, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If convicted, Baldwin could face up to 18 months in prison.

The trial will feature a court-approved witness list of more than 60 people, including Souza and assistant director Dave Halls, as well as several first responders, investigators, firearms experts, and close-range witnesses to the shooting. Baldwin has the option to testify at his own trial.

Baldwin’s attorneys have released statements expressing their readiness for the trial and their hope to minimize public suspicion with a speedy trial. The case has garnered significant attention and is expected to be closely followed by media and the public.

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