• Alec Baldwin was just charged with involuntary manslaughter
  • He was holding the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins in 2021
  • Several criminal charges have come from a lengthy investigation

Alec Baldwin has been charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins. The charges were announced on Jan. 19.

NBC reports that both Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will face two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

Halyna Hutchins: Charges against Alec Baldwin and more

According to New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, Rust first assistant director David Hall has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.

"After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the Rust film crew," said Mary Carmack-Altwies, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney, via NBC.

"On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice," Carmack-Altwies continues, via NBC.

Also interesting:

On Oct. 21, 2021, Hutchins was fatally shot during the filming of Rust at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico.

At the time of the incident, Baldwin was rehearsing with a pistol when the gun went off, killing Hutchins and wounding the director, Joel Souza.

NBC reports that the charges come three months after the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office submitted the results of its investigation to prosecutors.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said he found a "degree of neglect" on the set of Rust while conducting his investigation.

Upon completing the investigation, Mendoza left the decision of bringing criminal charges in the hands of prosecutors...

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