Alec Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico, related to the shooting death of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, on the set of a film production. Michelle Suskauer spoke with Charles Passy at MarketWatch about the charges and how the case will likely proceed:
Alec Baldwin charged with involuntary manslaughter: What will happen to him?
Could Alec Baldwin be looking at jail time?
That’s the question many are asking in light of today’s news that the actor will be charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the Oct. 2021 deadly shooting of a cinematographer on the set of “Rust,” the film he was working on and helping produce at the time.
Baldwin had pointed the pistol at Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer, when the firearm went off, though he described the shooting as a “tragic accident” and said he had been informed the gun was safe — meaning it would have only been loaded with blank ammunition.
MarketWatch spoke with Michelle Rosenkranz Suskauer, a criminal attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience and the former president of the Florida Bar, to better understand the charges that Baldwin is facing — and what could result.
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