Alec Baldwin faces a new indictment for involuntary manslaughter in connection to the ‘Rust’ shooting.


Alec Baldwin, the Hollywood actor, has been indicted by a New Mexico grand jury in relation to the fatal shooting incident on the set of the movie “Rust” in 2021, according to newly released court documents from Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

Baldwin is now facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Notably, last year, involuntary manslaughter charges against Baldwin were dropped, citing time constraints and the need for further examination of facts and evidence provided by law enforcement.

Baldwin’s legal team, represented by attorneys Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, maintains his innocence and eagerly anticipates the opportunity to present their case in court.

The incident occurred during a practice session where Baldwin was rehearsing firing a Colt .45 pistol for a scene in the upcoming Western film “Rust,” shot near Santa Fe in October 2021. The accidental discharge resulted in the tragic death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuries to director Joel Souza. Baldwin has consistently asserted that he did not intentionally pull the trigger, emphasizing that he only drew back the hammer of the pistol.

Despite Baldwin’s explanation, special prosecutors in New Mexico contend that an analysis of the weapon indicates it could not have discharged without a deliberate pull of the trigger.

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