Alec Baldwin: Manslaughter charges dropped over shooting
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By Max Matza
Criminal charges have been dropped against Alec Baldwin over a fatal on-set shooting in October 2021.
The Emmy-award winning actor was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter over the incident during the filming of Rust in New Mexico.
Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed by a live bullet fired from a prop gun that was being used by Baldwin.
The development comes less than two weeks before a trial was set to begin.
A statement released by New Mexico special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis said that “over the last few days… new facts were revealed” in the case, requiring further investigation.
“This decision does not absolve Mr Baldwin of criminal culpability and charges may be refiled,” the statement continued, adding: “Our follow-up investigation will remain active and ongoing.”