Alec Baldwin vowed to fight involuntary manslaughter charges over Halyna Hutchins’ death and branded the prosecution ‘a terrible miscarriage of justice.’
It was announced that Baldwin, 64, and armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 25, will be charged with involuntary manslaughter Thursday, 15 months after the 42-year-old cinematographer was shot dead by the actor on the set of Rust in New Mexico.
Baldwin’s attorney Luka Nikas hit out, claiming ‘this decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death’, and doubled-down on his client’s previous protestations, saying the actor’s colleagues ‘assured him the gun did not have live rounds.’
‘We will fight these charges, and we will win,’ the lawyer stated.
But Mary Carmack-Altwies, New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney, promised that Baldwin would not get ‘a free pass’, accusing the actor of running a ‘fast and loose set’ plagued by safety issues.
Baldwin has continually laid blame at the feet of others since accidentally shooing Hutchins dead…