Actor Alec Baldwin and weapons officer Hannah Gutierrez will no longer have to face in court some of the charges that could lead to a 5-year prison sentence.
Alec Baldwin e Hannah Gutierrezresponsible for the weapons on the set, will no longer risk being sentenced to five years in prison for the fatal accident that occurred on the set of Rust.
The star’s lawyers have confirmed that the New Mexico authorities had to drop the charge of modifying the weapon that fired the shot that took the life of Halyna Hutchins.
After the decision made, Alec Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez-Reed will have to face only the charge of manslaughter which in New Mexico carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. Considering the possible extenuating circumstances and possible agreements, neither of the two defendants seems destined to spend time in prison.
The lawyers of the protagonist of Rust and the responsible of the weapons had tried, today obtaining the positive result, to obtain the withdrawal of the charge linked to the weapon used on the set of the film, emphasizing that it was a crime that did not exist at the time of the accident and therefore its presence among the charges is unconstitutional.
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The choice made by the district attorney and the prosecuting attorney in the case of the death of Halyna Hutchins was justified by noting: “The priority is ensuring justice, not ensuring lawyers work hours“.
According to the sources of The Wraphowever, the problem of the absence of the crime at the time of the fatal accident was not surmountable, thus being forced to withdraw the accusation.
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