Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Alwies has charged Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed with two counts each of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film Rust. Assistant director David Halls agreed to plea to negligent use of a deadly weapon.
ABC News’ Dan Abrams reports that the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico is 18 months, although the DA’s office added firearm enhancement to one of the charges, which would extend the sentence by a mandatory five years. The DA’s office said, “The evidence clearly shows a pattern of criminal disregard for safety on the Rust film set. In New Mexico, there’s no room for film sets that don’t take our commitment to gun safety and public safety seriously.” Here’s more from ABC News.
The legal team from the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), featuring former President Trump counsel Jay Sekulow, brings more in-depth analysis of the charges.