‘No one is above the law’: Actor Alec Baldwin to be charged with manslaughter

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More than a year after the tragedy, American actor Alec Baldwin – who accidentally shot a woman with a gun while filming in the United States – will be charged with manslaughter, we learned. Thursday January 19.

American actor Alec Baldwin, author of a fatal shooting on the set of the film “Rust” in 2021, will be charged with manslaughter, announced a prosecutor, this Thursday January 19. The gunwoman in the film, who handled the weapon, is the subject of the same charge, said Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies.

“Everyone deserves justice”

On October 21, 2021, this shooting on a ranch in New Mexico had turned tragic when Mr. Baldwin had activated a weapon supposed to contain only blank bullets, but whose very real projectile had killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins , 42, and injured director Joel Souza. “After careful review of the evidence and the laws of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the +Rust+ film crew.” , said Mary Carmack-Altwies.

“Under my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice”, she added The charges will be formally filed “by the end of the month”, affirmed the prosecutor. If convicted, Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed risk up to 18 months in prison. In August, the 64-year-old actor, known for the series “30 Rock”, said he expected no one to be charged, telling CNN that he had hired a private detective to establish responsibilities in the case.