Alec Baldwin shot and killed his director of photography on the set of his low-budget movie “Rust” back in 2021. At first, he escaped Scot-free, and then eventually law enforcement and prosecutors lodged charges against Baldwin and others. Now, after nearly two years, the last of the charges against Alec Baldwin have been dropped. It surely looks as though Baldwin got away with murder.
Of course, Baldwin says his finger was never on the trigger… like the featured photo above.
The AP has the story:
Prosecutors in New Mexico plan to drop an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film “ Rust,” Baldwin’s attorneys said Thursday.
“We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident,” Baldwin’s attorneys Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro said in a statement.
Baldwin and the film’s weapons supervisor, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, were both charged with involuntary manslaughter in the shooting.
Baldwin was pointing a pistol at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during a rehearsal when the gun when off, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.
Prosecutors didn’t immediately comment on the case. It wasn’t immediately clear whether charges could be refiled, nor whether the charge would also be dropped against Gutierrez-Reed.