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Alec Baldwin Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter, Again

Alec Baldwin has been charged with involuntary manslaughter again concerning the incident on the set of the movie “Rust.” In October 2021, Alec Baldwin held the gun that wound up firing and striking two people. One of them, actress Halyna Hutchins, died. Joel Souza, a producer on the film, was injured but survived.

Baldwin was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter in January 2022. That case was dismissed later that year without any adjudication. The case has been revived in the past couple of days due to uncovered new evidence. There is no “double-jeopardy” rule here because Baldwin was never tried in 2022, just charged.

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Baldwin has maintained that he never pulled the trigger of the gun. Expert witnesses say this is impossible because the type of weapon that went off cannot fire without the trigger being pulled. The FBI extensively tested the weapon to try to make it misfire. They tested it so vigorously that the gun actually broke.

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