New evidence surfaces: Case against Alec Baldwin to be revived

Written by Henrik Rothen

Oct.17 - 2023 9:41 PM CET

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Case against Alec Baldwin to be revived.

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Just when it seemed like the case had come to a close, it has resurfaced.

According to Associated Press, special prosecutors announced on Tuesday that they plan to revive the case against actor Alec Baldwin for involuntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting that occurred in 2021 on the set of the western film 'Rust.'

The shooting took place in New Mexico, and New Mexico-based prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis now say they will present evidence to a jury within the next two months. They also noted that 'additional facts' have emerged in connection with the fatal shooting, although it is not yet clear what those facts are.

Baldwin, who both acted in and co-produced the film, aimed a prop gun at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during filming. However, the gun was loaded and accidentally discharged, killing Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

Baldwin has consistently maintained his innocence. After a long saga filled with accusations, evidence, and apologies, lawyers announced in April of this year that Baldwin would not be charged with negligent homicide in the case. Along with Baldwin, the armorer on set, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, was also charged, and the case against her remains.

After the case was initially closed earlier this year, filming resumed at a new location. Baldwin returned to the set, as did director Joel Souza. The late Halyna Hutchins' widower, Matthew Hutchins, was also involved.

He had initially demanded Baldwin's head on a platter after the shooting but later reached a settlement, part of which involved him becoming one of the producers on the film going forward.

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