Gun Control Advocate Alec Baldwin Formally Charged in Shooting Death of Cinematographer

On Tuesday, actor and Rust movie producer Alec Baldwin was formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection to the October 2021 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. According to the New York Post, a complaint filed in New Mexico First Judicial revealed that Baldwin as well as the film’s armorer Hannah Gutierez-Reed were each charged with two felony counts of involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act. 

Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed have both been charged “in the alternative,” meaning that a jury can only convict them on one of the two counts they’ve been charged with. 

Involuntary manslaughter carried a maximum sentence of 18 months, while involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act carries a minimum sentence of five years in prison. 

A spokesperson for the DA’s office said that the defendants will not be arrested, nor do they need to appear in court on Tuesday. They will need to appear before a judge, either in-person or over video call, within 15 days of the charges being filed. 

In October of 2021, 42-year-old Hutchins was fatally shot and 49-year-old film director Joel S …

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