Alec Baldwin will most likely not be prosecuted for the fatal shooting incident on the set of Rust. According to Deadline, two specially designated prosecutors will clear Baldwin of all guilt on paper.
This week we already announced that the recordings of Rust will be resumed after a long period of uncertainty and legal unrest. After the shooting incident, in which cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died, the recordings were halted for no less than a year and a half.
Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis were assigned as special prosecutors to investigate whether further criminal charges should be brought. They said yesterday that they dropped the charges for now, because they could not reach a verdict based on the available evidence and the time restrictions imposed. They did add, however, that they would conduct a follow-up investigation, so that criminal prosecution would still be possible in the future.
In a latest update, Deadline reports that the charges against the so-called ‘armorer’, the set employee responsible for body protection (Hannah Gutierrez-Reed), are also likely to be dropped in the near future.
A 13-year-old boy, left to fend for himself and his younger brother in 1880s Kansas after the death of his parents, goes on the run with his long-estranged grandfather after being sentenced to the gallows for accidental killing of a local rancher.
Whether the criminal case against Baldwin will still get a tail is therefore impossible to say at the moment, but it has become a lot more unlikely.
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