Alec Baldwin aangeklaagd voor "Rust"-schietpartij infographic
Graphic shows events surrounding the death of Halyna Hutchins.


Alec Baldwin wordt beschuldigd van onvrijwillige doodslag

By Ninian Carter

January 19, 2023 - On October 21, 2021, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the set of the movie Rust, when a live round was fired from a prop gun being held by actor Alec Baldwin. He denies responsibility.

Movie star Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter over the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was killed on a film set when he fired a prop gun.

The incident happened on the New Mexico location of his low-budget western “Rust”. Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the film’s armorer, will also be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The accident happened on October 21, 2021, while rehearsing a scene inside a wooden chapel on Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico – a popular western location seen in the likes of Jimmy Stewart’s 1955 “The Man from Laramie” and Paul Newman and Robert Redford’s 1969 “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.

As the crew worked out positions for the scene, Baldwin, playing a grizzled 1880s Kansas outlaw, inadvertently fired a live round from an Italian-made Pietta Long Colt revolver replica – the bullet passing through Hutchins’ chest and lodging in director Joel Souza’s shoulder.

Hutchins died in flight to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, while Souza was later discharged from hospital.

On April 10, 2022, the producers, of which Baldwin is one, were fined $136,793 by New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, who said “management knew that firearm safety procedures were not being followed on set and demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety”.

PUBLISHED: 19/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images, Newscom