Prosecutors dismiss Alec Baldwin charge, citing new evidence

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New evidence and the need for further investigation have led to prosecutors formally dismissing an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin in the 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the film “Rust”.

This represents a stunning turnaround for the A-list actor. The only remaining criminal allegation against Baldwin has been dropped, while the investigation is still ongoing, the Associated Press reported.

However, the involuntary manslaughter charge against Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the weapons supervisor on the film, remains unchanged. An online status hearing was held on Friday in state District Court in the case against Gutierrez-Reed.

Baldwin did not participate in the hearing as no charges are pending against him. According to Friday’s court filing, prosecutors are still investigating new facts that have been revealed in the case and require further investigation and forensic analysis, with evidentiary hearings scheduled to start on May 3.

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