• Criminal charges have come after the Rust shooting
  • Alec Baldwin and a set armorer face manslaughter charges
  • It comes over a year after the death of Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin is formally charged with manslaughter in Rust shooting. CNN reports that the Santa Fe County district attorney's office confirmed the charges on Jan. 31.

Both Baldwin and set armorer Hannah Guiterrez Reed face charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

Rust shooting: Alec Baldwin neglected safety, D.A. alleges

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies previously accused Baldwin and Guiterrez Reed of failing to properly perform on-set safety procedures.

A live round of ammunition was fired from Baldwin's prop gun, killing Hutchins. Baldwin and Guiterrez Reed have continuously maintained their innocence in the matter.

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"Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set," said Luke Nikas, Alec Baldwin's attorney, via statement.

Attorney for Rust set armor defends his client

"He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds," the attorney added. "We will fight these charges, and we will win."

Gutierrez Reed's lawyer believes his client will be found not guilty.

"We were expecting the charges but they're absolutely wrong as to Hannah – we expect that she will be found not guilty by a jury and she did not commit manslaughter," said Jason Bowles, Hannah Guiterrez Reed's attorney, via statement.

"She has been emotional about the tragedy but has committed no crime," added Guiterrez Reed's attorney...

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