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.
Louis “Lou” DiNatale is a graduate of Pomfret School, Brandeis University and The University of Connecticut Law School and is a widely quoted political analyst appearing in the Boston Globe, NPR, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and the Economist to name a few.
Lou has been conducting political and consumer research in Massachusetts for over 50 years. In 1990 as the Director of the Center for State and Local Policy at the McCormack Institute (today the McCormack School) at UMass Boston, he created The UMass Poll.
In 2006, Nate Silver of 538, writing for the New York Times, analyzed all publicly available polls in the country and ranked The UMass Poll the best in New England.
In 2006 Lou founded Princeton Research Associates. Our clients have included national foundations such as Pew Research, corporations such as Hilton Hotels, and in Massachusetts, Partners Health Care during the Mass Health campaign as well as The Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights during the gay marriage campaign.
Lou has advised five State Senate Presidents and two Speakers over his career. In addition, he was a national campaign advisor to all the Massachusetts Presidential nominees.