Halyna Hutchins: Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed To Be Charged With Two Counts of Involuntary Manslaughter

Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armourer of the Western film Rust, will both be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter more than a year after the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while shooting. Assistant director Dave Halls has also agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon under the terms of a suspended sentence and six months of probation.

Mary Carmack-Altwies, the New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney, believes there is enough proof to charge Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed for both counts of involuntary manslaughter. It will now be up to the jury to determine their guilt or innocence under these charges.

Each charge carries a maximum of 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine, with an added five-year mandatory jail sentence for the second charge involving a firearm.

Matt Hutchins, Halyna’s husband, expressed his appreciation to prosecutors and the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office, saying “It is a comfort to the family that, in New Mexico, no one is above the law.” He added that they fully support the charges and will cooperate with this prosecution.

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