Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to felony costs of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting dying of a cinematographer on the set of a Western film and waived his first formal courtroom look, in courtroom paperwork filed Thursday.
Baldwin and a weapons supervisor have been charged final month with felony involuntary manslaughter in the shooting dying of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died shortly after being wounded throughout rehearsals at a ranch on the outskirts of Santa Fe in October 2021.
Key cost towards Alec Baldwin in ‘Rust’ shooting dropped
Feb. 21, 202302:21
Baldwin agreed to forgo a listening to to have his rights defined to him. A decide on Thursday set situations of launch that enable Baldwin to have restricted contact with potential witnesses in reference to plans to full the filming of “Rust.”
Prosecutors and protection attorneys are making ready for a possible preliminary listening to inside a couple of months to decide whether or not there is possible trigger to proceed to trial.
Different provisions of Baldwin’s pretrial launch embrace a prohibition on consuming alcohol and towards any possession of weapons, together with firearms.
“Defendant is permitted to have contact with potential witnesses solely … in reference to finishing the ‘Rust’ film and different associated and unrelated enterprise issues; supplied, nonetheless, that defendant is not permitted to talk about the accident at subject,” state District Decide Mary Marlowe mentioned in a signed order.
The involuntary manslaughter costs towards Baldwin, a lead actor and co-producer on “Rust,” and armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed are punishable by up to 18 months in jail and a $5,000 nice below New Mexico regulation.
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