New Mexico to announce if Alec Baldwin to be charged in ‘Rust’ movie shooting

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By Andrew Hay and Lisa Richwine (Reuters) – A New Mexico prosecutor on Thursday will announce a long-awaited decision on whether she will charge actor Alec Baldwin or others for fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in 2021 as Baldwin rehearsed a scene on the Western movie “Rust.” Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was wounded when a gun Baldwin was using during a rehearsal in October 2021 fired off a live bullet. Baldwin has said he believed the gun was not loaded with live rounds, and was what in the film world is called “cold,” meaning it carried blanks and could not hur…

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