Alec Baldwin will indeed be prosecuted. The American comedian is charged with negligent homicide, Santa Fe County District Attorney in New Mexico, Mary Carmack-Altwies, said. It specifies it “No one is above the law”. The actor risks up to five years in prison if the court ever finds him guilty of gross negligence, our colleagues from Parisian. Movie armor “Rust“, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who had handled the weapon involved in the death, is also the target of the same accusation. As a reminder, the facts happened in October 2021, on the set of the Western, on a farm that Alec Baldwin shot. a gun that was supposed to have blanks only, but a live shell fired from the gun, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and injuring director Joel Souza.
The actor and gunsmith risk, theoretically, up to eighteen months in prison. However, this penalty can be increased to five years if gross negligence is ever proven. “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe that live ammunition was in the gun, or anywhere else at the scene of the shooting.”, had regretted the lawyer for comedian Luke Nikas, on January 20, when the prosecutor had announced her intention to prosecute. Last August, Alec Baldwin explained to the chain CNN that he expected no one to be charged in this dramatic case. The civil lawsuits launched by the family of Halyna Hutchins have now ended, after Alec Baldwin reached an agreement with the relatives of the deceased, last October. The amount of the transaction was never disclosed.