Alec Baldwin Charged Again with Involuntary Manslaughter in ‘Rust’ Shooting Case One Year Later

Alec Baldwin Charged Again (alecbaldwininsta/Instagram)

Alec Baldwin is once again facing legal consequences in connection with the tragic shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust, exactly one year after his initial charge of involuntary manslaughter.

A New Mexico Grand Jury issued a new indictment early Friday, as confirmed by Special Prosecutors. Baldwin has consistently maintained that he did not pull the trigger on the prop gun that killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. If found guilty, he could face up to 18 months in prison.

Alec Baldwin (alecbaldwininsta/Instagram)

Baldwin’s legal team, Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, expressed their readiness for court, saying, “We look forward to our day in court.” Special Prosecutors Kerri Morrisey and Jason Lewis have yet to comment on this development.

Despite the initial criminal charges being dropped in April, the possibility of refiling manslaughter or other charges remained, pending new evidence. Baldwin’s denial of pulling the trigger has been consistent, and the case continues to reveal.

The shooting on the Rust set in 2021 sent shockwaves through the film industry and beyond. Hutchins’ death was a tragic loss, and the incident raised questions about on-set safety and the use of prop guns. Baldwin’s involvement in the shooting has been the subject of much scrutiny, with some calling for accountability and others supporting his claims of innocence.

As the case moves forward, the legal team’s strategy and the prosecution’s evidence will be closely watched. The outcome could have serious implications for Baldwin’s career and personal life, as well as the film industry’s approach to on-set safety. The case serves as a reminder of the importance of accountability and the need for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Hutchins’ death.