Alec Baldwin charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter
Alec Baldwin along with two crew members have been charged in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming a movie in New Mexico. This is an unexpected turn in a case that has riveted the nation’s attention since 2021. Baldwin is facing two charges of involuntary manslaughter. These charges could land him in prison for up to 18 months.
The actor was using a gun on set when it fired and hit Hutchins. The potential 18 month sentence could be increased to five years if its established that the shooting was more than just negligent, according to prosecutors.
Also, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, an armorer responsible for guns on the set is charged with the same two counts of involuntary manslaughter as Baldwin. David Halls, an assistant on the set has already signed a plea for negligent use of a deadly weapon.