Alec Baldwin's manslaughter charge to be dropped
Charges had been brought against actor Alec Baldwin in January over the 2021 fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film "Rust."
Prosecutors in the southwestern US state of New Mexico plan to drop charges of involuntary manslaughter against Alec Baldwin, the actor's attorneys said on Thursday.
Charges had been brought against Baldwin in January over the 2021 fatal shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film "Rust."
The actor was holding a Colt .45 gun during rehearsals when it discharged, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Director Joel Souza was wounded in the incident.
"We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident," Baldwin's attorneys, Luke Niklas and Alex Spiro, said.
Filming of "Rust" was due to resume this week in the northern US state of Montana.
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