(NationRise.com) – According to a Fox News report, authorities have once again charged Hollywood superstar Alec Baldwin with involuntary manslaughter after the fatal shooting of Ukrainian cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The incident took place on the set of the upcoming film Rust back in 2021.
The situation represents the second time that a grand jury has indicted the famous actor for her death. Baldwin was first charged with two different counts of involuntary manslaughter, with the charges being dropped eventually. The actor’s lawyers, Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, told the conservative network that they are looking forward to “our day in court.”
In November 2023, footage was released from the movie set, which showed the Hollywood superstar asking all crew members to “move out” of the way at the time he was preparing to shoot his weapon to film a scene. During an interview with Fox News, celebrity lawyer Christopher Melcher said that the video could have ended up being a “catalyst” for prosecutors to refile charges against him.
Melcher pointed out that the video was helpful to Baldwin’s defense, as it showed the actor directing crew members to stand away from where he was pointing his gun, which established that he was acting safely while handling a firearm. However, the lawyer noted the video was also harmful for his defense as it also showed that the superstar understood gun safety rules, which confirmed he acted without proper regard for safety when he shot director Joel Souza and Hutchins. Melcher said that while actors aren’t gun experts, Baldwin was handed a real pistol, and he pointed it at two persons without checking if the gun was unloaded.
The Ukrainian cinematographer was killed on Rust’s New Mexico set, while the director was severely wounded by a bullet from the pistol Baldwin was holding while he was rehearsing a movie scene in a church. The actor has claimed on numerous occasions he didn’t pull the trigger of the pistol that killed Hutchins.
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