Alec Baldwin scores another victory in ‘Rust’ case as special prosecutor resigns

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Alec Baldwin War Andrea Reeb, the special prosecutor the case, announced Tuesday that she is stepping down. The move comes a month after the actor’s legal team filed a motion asking the judge to dismiss her, claiming her position as a Republican lawmaker in the New Mexico House of Representatives is “unconstitutional.” Baldwin, who has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the film’s cinematographer Halina Hutchins, has pleaded not guilty.

“After much thought, I have made the difficult decision to step down as Special Prosecutor Case. New Mexico’s First Judicial District Attorney’s Office told Yahoo Entertainment, “My priority this case — and every case I’ve prosecuted in my 25-year career — has been justice for the victim.” However, it has become clear that the best way to ensure justice in this case is to step down so that the prosecution can focus on the evidence and facts, which clearly show a complete disregard for basic security protocols, which The cause resulted in the death of Halina Hutchins. I will not allow questions about my service as a legislator and prosecutor to obscure the real issue.”

Paperwork has been filed with the court and prosecutors are not commenting further at this time. Yahoo contacted Baldwin’s attorney but did not immediately receive a response.

Hutchins was killed when a gun discharged during a Baldwin rehearsal. He repeatedly said that he did not pull the trigger. This will be a major point of contention the trial… assuming a case is made there. public defense and prosecution beat up last week After Thursday’s hearing one of Baldwin’s attorneys claimed court that the firearm was “destroyed by the state.”

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Heather Brewer, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico First District Attorney, later denied this to the media and said the gun “is evidence and available to the defense for review.”

“The defense’s unexpected statement at the status hearing today that the gun was destroyed by the state may be a reference to a statement the FBI’s July 2022 firearms test report that the FBI’s internals of the gun were destroyed during functionality testing.” There was damage to components. However, the gun is still present and can be used as evidence,” Brewer said.

Last month, prosecutors reduced one of the charges against Baldwin to involuntary manslaughter that included a firearms aggravation. The conviction carried a maximum sentence of five years behind bars. This was the most serious consequence he had to face.

Baldwin’s attorneys argued that the prosecution 30 rock Starr “under a statute that did not exist under the circumstances of the accident.” The legislation under consideration takes effect in March 2022, about six months Afterwards Hutchins was killed. the same charge was dropped against Armourer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reid. Legal experts widely condemned the initial move by prosecutors.

“To avoid further contentious distractions by Mr. Baldwin and his attorneys, the District Attorney and Special Prosecutor have dropped the firearms enhancement to the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Halina Hutchins. film set,” Brewer explained of the decision. “The priority of the prosecution is to achieve justice, not gain billable hours for big city attorneys.”

Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reid face one count of involuntary manslaughter, a fourth-degree felony that carries a sentence of 18 months in prison.

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War Will resume production this spring — but not in New Mexico. Rust Movie Productions announced that the film would be shot at the Yellowstone Film Ranch in Montana. Baldwin will return with director Joel Souza, who was injured at the 2021 event, as well as a mix of old and new crew.