Alec Baldwin to Be Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in ‘Rust’ Shooting

Thursday - 19/01/2023 11:50 Author: Editors Desk Source: WSJ:

Film’s armorer will also be charged, while assistant director has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of deadly weapon

Actor Alec Baldwin has denied pulling the trigger of the gun on the set of ‘Rust.’ PHOTO: SANTA FE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE/ZUMA PRESS
Actor Alec Baldwin has denied pulling the trigger of the gun on the set of ‘Rust.’ PHOTO: SANTA FE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE/ZUMA PRESS

Prosecutors plan to charge Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the movie “Rust” in New Mexico in 2021, the district attorney in Santa Fe said Thursday.

The film’s armorer overseeing weapons, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter in the incident, according to a statement from Santa Fe-area District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies. The charges are expected to be filed by the end of the month.

The film’s first assistant director, David Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to the charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon, according to the statement.

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