Alec Baldwin Demands New Mexico Judge Throw Out ‘Rust’ Manslaughter Case

Alec Baldwin’s legal team has made a fervent plea to a New Mexico judge to demand that the manslaughter case against the Hollywood actor be thrown out of court.

Baldwin is urging the dismissal of the indictment against him in connection with the tragic shooting incident on the set of the film “Rust.”

The attorneys have leveled accusations of unethical behavior against prosecutors.

They have also alleged that critical evidence was omitted during the grand jury proceedings.

In a strongly worded court filing, Baldwin’s legal representatives argued that the state’s conduct has flagrantly violated ethical standards.

They insist that prosecutors flouted established procedural norms while investigating the Hollywood star.

The lawyers contended that the prosecution’s actions amounted to an egregious abuse of the legal system, unfairly targeting an innocent individual whose rights have been egregiously disregarded.

The charges against Baldwin stem from the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on October 21, 2021, during the production of “Rust.”

Hutchins was killed when Baldwin fired a loaded gun on the set of the movie.

On January 19, Baldwin was indicted on two counts— involuntary manslaughter and negligent use of a firearm, or alternatively, involuntary manslaughter without due caution or circumspection.

The indictment came following a previous charge of involuntary manslaughter on January 31, 2023.

The latter charges were dropped by special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis in April after the emergence of new information.

A grand jury was convened, resulting in Baldwin’s indictment.

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Throughout the legal proceedings, Baldwin has steadfastly maintained his innocence, vehemently denying that he pulled the trigger of the prop gun involved in Hutchins’ tragic death.

In a televised interview with George Stephanopoulos, Baldwin adamantly asserted that he would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, emphasizing his shock and disbelief at the suggestion.

Despite Baldwin’s assertions, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) conducted tests on the firearm involved in the shooting, determining that it could not be discharged without a deliberate pull of the trigger.

Baldwin has also claimed that he was unaware of the live round in the gun, further complicating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Nevertheless, people kill, not guns, and it was Baldwin who was holding the weapon.

As Baldwin prepares to stand trial on July 9, the legal saga surrounding the “Rust” tragedy continues to unfold.

Recently, “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Hutchins’ death.

However, she was acquitted of evidence tampering charges.

Gutierrez Reed awaits sentencing, facing the prospect of imprisonment and fines.

Questions persist regarding the accountability and responsibility for the tragic events on the “Rust” set.

Baldwin’s legal team’s impassioned plea for dismissal underscores the complexity and intensity of the legal battle ahead as all parties seek justice and closure in the aftermath of this heartbreaking incident.

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By Nick R. Hamilton

Nick has a broad background in journalism, business, and technology. He covers news on cryptocurrency, traditional assets, and economic markets.

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