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Judge Rules on Baldwin's Ask Over Dropping Criminal Charge

Actor loses bid to nix manslaughter charge, meaning 'Rust' trial is on track for this summer

(Newser) - A New Mexico judge has rejected a request by Alec Baldwin to dismiss the sole criminal charge against him in a fatal shooting on the set of the movie Rust, keeping the case on track for a trial this summer. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer on Friday upheld an indictment charging...

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Gets Maximum Sentence

'You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon,' judge tells 'Rust' armorer

(Newser) - "You alone turned a safe weapon into a lethal weapon," a judge told Hannah Gutierrez-Reed in a New Mexico courtroom Monday, sentencing the Rust armorer to the maximum 18 months. In March, the 26-year-old was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Prosecutors...

Prosecutors: Rust Armorer Slammed 'Idiot' Jurors in Phone Calls

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will be sentenced Monday

(Newser) - Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer on the set of Rust who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, called the jurors in her case "idiots" and "a--holes" and complained about the incident's negative impact on her own life and modeling career, prosecutors...

Prosecutors Rail Against Alec Baldwin in New Filing

They claim he had 'no control' over his emotions on the set of 'Rust'

(Newser) - A new filing in the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin reveals some of what prosecutors plan to argue as they push for the actor to be held accountable for the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust in 2021. Baldwin, they argue in...

First Rust Trial Backs Up a Key Point for Alec Baldwin

Armorer expert says it wasn't Baldwin's job to check the safety of the gun

(Newser) - The trial and conviction of a movie armorer in connection with a fatal shooting on the set of the Western movie Rust has given Alec Baldwin and his legal team an unusual window into how his own trial could unfold. A New Mexico jury deliberated less than three hours Wednesday...

Testimony Gets Tense at Trial Over Fatal Shooting on Film Set

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed is on trial for involuntary manslaughter

(Newser) - Testimony at trial Monday turned emotional and argumentative as an eyewitness recounted the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin during a movie rehearsal and described gun misfires, crew members walking out, and a "ludicrous" pace of work, the AP reports. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who was the...

Alec Baldwin Faces New Charges in Movie Shooting
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Alec Baldwin Pleads Not Guilty

Actor faces new involuntary manslaughter charges in death of Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - Avoiding a formal arraignment, Alec Baldwin entered a not guilty plea in New Mexico on Wednesday to the new involuntary manslaughter charges against him in the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins. The actor was then released on his personal recognizance, People reports. The conditions of his release include prohibitions on...

Prosecutors: Rust Armorer Got Rid of Drugs Day of Shooting

Hannah Gutierrez-Reed hit with new charge of evidence tampering

(Newser) - The armorer on the set of Rust gave someone drugs on the same day she loaded a live round into a prop gun that went off, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to special prosecutors, who've leveled a new charge of evidence tampering. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed "did transfer narcotics to...

Prosecutors: Rust Armorer Was Likely Hungover

Prosecutors level new accusations against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed

(Newser) - The weapons supervisor on the film set where Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer was drinking and smoking marijuana in the evenings during the filming of Rust, prosecutors are alleging, saying she was likely hungover when she loaded a live bullet into the revolver that the actor used. They...

Widower of Cinematographer to Work on Resumed Rust Film

Matthew Hutchins will be an executive producer

(Newser) - The Alec Baldwin movie Rust will resume production this week, according to Rust Movie Productions, about a year and a half after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot on set with a prop gun. Baldwin will return, as will director Joel Souza, who was wounded in the shooting, reports CNBC...

Another Win for Alec Baldwin in Rust Case
DA in Rust Case
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DA in Rust Case Steps Aside

Santa Fe prosecutor said she couldn't continue without 'extra manpower'

(Newser) - Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has stepped aside from the Rust prosecution after a series of setbacks and has named two lawyers to take over as special prosecutors, Variety reports. Earlier this month, special prosecutor Andrea Reeb stepped down from the prosecution of Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed...

Prosecutors: Baldwin Was on His Phone During Gun Training

Actor, armorer have been formally charged with manslaughter in 'Rust' shooting

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin has, as expected , been formally charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust in 2021. Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed charges against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed on Tuesday, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The...

A Look at the Charges Against Alec Baldwin
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Alec Baldwin Responds to Movie-Set Charges

Actor's attorney slams 'terrible miscarriage of justice'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin is now facing the possibility of prison over the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a movie set in 2021. The district attorney who serves Sante Fe County in New Mexico said Thursday that Baldwin will be charged before the end of the month with involuntary manslaughter,...

Alec Baldwin to Be Charged in Fatal Movie Shooting

Actor and 'Rust' armorer charged with involuntary manslaughter in death of Halyna Hutchins

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin will face criminal charges in the fatal 2021 shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a movie set. Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for firing the shot that killed Hutchins on the set of Rust, prosecutors in Santa Fe, New Mexico, said Thursday, reports CNN . The movie'...

Settlement Clears Way for Filming of Rust to Resume

Halyna Hutchins' family, Alec Baldwin settle for undisclosed amount

(Newser) - The family of Halyna Hutchins has settled with Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions for an undisclosed amount in the wake of the cinematographer's 2021 death on the set of Rust—paving the way for the movie to be completed. Hutchins' family sued Baldwin and the movie's producers...

Medical Investigator Rules Film Death Accidental

FBI forensics report says trigger must have been pulled, conflicting with Alec Baldwin's account

(Newser) - The fatal film-set shooting of a cinematographer by actor Alec Baldwin last year was an accident, New Mexico's Office of the Medical Investigator has determined after an autopsy and a review of law enforcement reports. But Baldwin isn't in the clear yet. Prosecutors have not decided if any...

FBI Report Casts Doubt on Baldwin's Trigger Claim

Actor says he never pulled it in cinematographer's death, but tests suggest that's impossible

(Newser) - The investigation into exactly what transpired before Alec Baldwin accidentally killed a cinematographer on set is ongoing, but a new FBI report casts doubt on one element of Baldwin's account. The actor told ABC News definitively last year that he never pulled the trigger of what he was told...

Public Saw Hutchins 'Dying' Before Her Widower: Lawyer

Attorney for Matt Hutchins requests footage from first responders be taken down

(Newser) - The first time Halyna Hutchins’ widower saw footage of her dying on the set of Rust was in an online news report, his lawyer writes in an email accusing the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office of violating his rights. Among the files released Monday as part of the investigation into...

Rust Armorer Asked to Use Live Rounds on Another Movie

Sheriff says action is 'concerning,' amid new file release

(Newser) - "This is the most horrifying thing I've ever heard in my life," Alec Baldwin told investigators as he was informed that a live round came from the prop gun he handled on the New Mexico set of Rust. "Someone loaded a live round into the gun...

Rust Production Hit With Maximum Fine

New Mexico agency says there was 'plain indifference to employee safety'

(Newser) - The production company behind Rust has been hit with the highest fine possible from a New Mexico government agency after a six-month investigation of the on-set accident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, which concluded there had been "plain...

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