New Mexico prosecutors said Baldwin should be held criminally responsible for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
New Mexico prosecutors on Tuesday charged Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter, accusing the actor of skipping “required firearms training” and creating “a climate of recklessness” on the set of “Rust.”
Baldwin and “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed were both charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with their alleged roles in the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced.
“Rust” assistant director David Halls was also charged with negligent use of a deadly weapon and has already agreed to plead no contest, according to Carmack-Altwies.
Prosecutors have evidence showing that Baldwin “was not present for required firearms training prior to the commencement of filming,” special investigator Robert Shilling wrote in a probable cause statement.