Alec Baldwin enters a not guilty plea to a new charge of involuntary homicide related to the shooting of Halyna Hutchins on Rust

Alec Baldwin, a Hollywood actor, entered a not guilty plea to involuntary manslaughter related to the passing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. On the set of Rust, an upcoming Western being filmed in October 2021 close to Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ms. Hutchins was fatally shot. For a scenario, Mr. Baldwin, 65, has been rehearsing pistol shots. Just two weeks before he was scheduled to go on trial, similar charges were withdrawn in April, but fresh Mexico prosecutors claim there is fresh forensic evidence. On Wednesday, one day ahead of his scheduled virtual court appearance in a Santa Fe court, the actor entered a not guilty plea in a court document. That appearance has since been canceled.

 

On January 19, he was accused in New Mexico after the director Joel Souza was also injured in the incident, according to local prosecutors who stated that “additional facts” had surfaced from forensic examinations of the firearm. Mr. Baldwin has insisted that he just drew back the Colt.45 pistol’s hammer, not the trigger. Additionally, he has maintained that he is not responsible for Ms. Hutchins’ passing because neither he nor anyone else was meant to be on the scene when the gun was used and he was unaware that it carried live shots.

 

However, following its breakage during FBI testing, special prosecutors in New Mexico said in October that they had hired forensic specialists to recreate the weapon. They claimed that by doing this, it had become clear that pulling the trigger was the only way the occurrence could have happened. “Although Alec Baldwin repeatedly denies pulling the trigger, given the tests, findings and observations reported here, the trigger had to be pulled or depressed sufficiently to release the fully cocked or retracted hammer of the evidence revolver,” the authors of the report stated. In recent court documents, the actor, who has expressed “shock and sadness” at Ms. Hutchins’ passing, stated that he has had difficulty finding acting roles since the incident.

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