• Alec Baldwin has entered a plea in the Halyna Hutchins case
  • He was charged with involuntary manslaughter
  • Baldwin pleaded not guilty this week

Alec Baldwin pleads not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges.

Associated Press reports that Baldwin has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Hutchins died shortly after being wounded on the set of a Western movie on the outskirts of Santa Fe in October 2021.

Alec Baldwin's court case for Rust shooting is underway

According to court documents filed on February 23, Baldwin waived his first formal court appearance. He also waived a hearing to have his rights explained to him.

On February 23, a judge set conditions of release allowing Baldwin to have limited contact with potential witnesses to allow him to complete the filming of Rust.

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According to AP, both prosecutors and defense attorneys are preparing for a likely preliminary hearing in the coming months.

That hearing will reportedly determine whether sufficient evidence exists to proceed to trial.

Judge explains conditions for Alec Baldwin and Rust

"Defendant is permitted to have contact with potential witnesses only ... in connection with completing the Rust movie and other related and unrelated business matters," said Mary Marlowe Sommer, District Judge, via Associated Press.

"Provided, however, that defendant is not permitted to discuss the accident at issue," added the judge.

AP reports that the charges against Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed are punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine if found guilty...

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