Alec Baldwin involuntary manslaughter rust halyna hutchins
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Alec Baldwin has been charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed in 2021 on the Rust film set. 

Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis presented a New Mexico grand jury with evidence that resulted in their decision to indict the actor. 

You may recall that Morrissey and Lewis are the same prosecutors who dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec in April.

Via NBC News

In November, NBC News exclusively obtained several videos that showed Baldwin handling at least one prop gun and interacting with crew members while he was filming scenes for “Rust.”

The five videos showed Baldwin preparing for scenes, firing the guns, and acting in character.

In two of them, he tries to rearrange crew members after having expressed concerns about their safety.

The five videos total about seven minutes.

The crew was shooting for two weeks before production was shut down.

In October, two sources told NBC News that Baldwin and the special prosecutors had discussed his taking a plea deal but that it was rescinded in the days before their announcement to bring the case before a grand jury.

If convicted, Alec Baldwin could face up to 18 months in prison. 

A trial date has not been set. 

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