Alec Baldwin’s Involuntary Manslaughter Charges in ‘Rust’ Shooting Are Dismissed
Written by Pheodora Waqanibaravi on April 22, 2023
In a dramatic turn of events, Alec Baldwin’s criminal charges stemming from the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his western film, Rust, have been dismissed, according to his attorneys.
Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis explained why they decided to drop the charges against Baldwin-
“Over the last few days and in preparation for the May 3, 2023, preliminary hearing, new facts were revealed that demand further investigation and forensic analysis in the case against Alexander ‘Alec’ Rae Baldwin, III,” the statement read. “Consequently, we cannot proceed under the current time constraints and on the facts and evidence turned over by law enforcement in its existing form. We therefore will be dismissing the involuntary manslaughter charges against Mr. Baldwin to conduct further investigation. This decision does not absolve Mr. Baldwin of criminal culpability and charges may be refiled. Our follow-up investigation will remain active and on-going.”