EntertainmentAlec Baldwin facing potential 18-month sentence as trial over 'Rust' set tragedy approaches

Alec Baldwin facing potential 18‑month sentence as trial over 'Rust' set tragedy approaches

Alec Baldwin is set to stand trial this coming summer.
Alec Baldwin is set to stand trial this coming summer.
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6:42 AM EST, February 23, 2024

In the aftermath of Halyna Hutchins' catastrophic demise, lawsuits targeted the producers, prop masters, and Alec Baldwin himself. Baldwin had fired the revolver at the crew standing behind the camera, slightly injuring the director. Him being accused in the case was dismissed in April 2023, but the case continued. As recently reported, on January 19, a New Mexico jury charged the star with involuntary manslaughter.

The actor made a court statement on January 31. According to his statement, Baldwin does not consider himself guilty for his colleague's death on the set. He stated that he didn't pull the trigger and that the gun fired without anyone else's intervention. However, these statements contradict the prosecution's research findings shared last summer. The prosecutor's thesis implies that the gun could only have been discharged by someone pulling the trigger.

The court date for Alec Baldwin - what does he stand to face?

As the court date set for June or July approaches, it will be sorted out who is in the right. The court has already stated that Baldwin could face 18 months in prison and a fine of $5,000.

In February, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the film's prop master, was scheduled to appear in court. She's not only accused of causing unintentional death but also of falsifying evidence. It is believed that she might have loaded real bullets into Baldwin's gun, which, unknown to them, had somehow found their way onto the set. Generally, blanks are used for filming purposes.

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