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Today — 25 July 2024Main stream

Two Alec Baldwin Jurors Were Leaning Toward Guilty Verdict When Case Was Dismissed

By: Gmaddaus
24 July 2024 at 23:37
Two jurors in the Alec Baldwin trial told Variety they were leaning toward a guilty verdict when the involuntary manslaughter case was abruptly dismissed. Their views are at odds with those of three other jurors who told the New York Times and People that they had serious doubts about Baldwin’s guilt. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer […]

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Alec Baldwin Could Sue ‘Rust’ Investigators: ‘This Is Open and Shut’

By: Gmaddaus
19 July 2024 at 01:54
Alec Baldwin could file a civil rights lawsuit against the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office, after a judge dismissed his manslaughter case due to withheld evidence. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer found the state “highly culpable” for failing to disclose a batch of bullets to the defense. Baldwin could sue under the New Mexico Civil Rights […]

‘Rust’ Armorer Wants Conviction Overturned After Alec Baldwin Case Collapses

By: Gmaddaus
17 July 2024 at 01:27
“Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed is asking a judge to overturn her conviction, alleging she was subject to the same sort of prosecutorial misconduct that torpedoed the Alec Baldwin trial last week. Gutierrez Reed was convicted in March of manslaughter in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In a motion filed Tuesday, attorney Jason Bowles […]

Santa Fe D.A. Affirms Support for ‘Rust’ Prosecutor Kari Morrissey After Alec Baldwin Case Thrown Out

By: Gmaddaus
15 July 2024 at 22:48
The district attorney in Santa Fe, N.M., has affirmed her support for “Rust” prosecutor Kari Morrissey, after the manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin was dismissed Friday due to withheld evidence. Morrissey remains in her role as the special prosecutor handling two cases against Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the “Rust” armorer who was convicted of manslaughter in […]

Alec Baldwin Thanks Supporters, but Still Faces Lawsuits in ‘Rust’ Shooting

By: Gmaddaus
13 July 2024 at 17:53
SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin no longer faces the risk of prison in the accidental death of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, after a judge threw out his manslaughter case on Friday. “There are too many people who have supported me to thank just now,” Baldwin said on Instagram on Saturday morning. “To all of […]

How Alec Baldwin’s Defense Set the ‘Rust’ Actor Free: ‘It Was Incredible Lawyering’

By: Gmaddaus
13 July 2024 at 02:22
SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin’s lawyers have been complaining for months that prosecutors were not sharing all the evidence against him in his manslaughter case. They complained about missing forensics reports. They complained about redacted emails. They complained about videos buried on servers. It got them nowhere. So when they learned, at some point […]

Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ Case Dismissed After Surprise Bullets Revealed in Court

By: Gmaddaus
12 July 2024 at 21:47
SANTA FE, N.M. — The manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin has been dismissed, after the judge blasted prosecutors for failing to turn over a batch of bullets to the defense. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer threw out the case, ruling that no other sanction was sufficient. “The state is highly culpable for its failure to provide […]

Eminem Raps About Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins Shooting on New Song Released During ‘Rust’ Trial

12 July 2024 at 21:26
Eminem’s new album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)” was released on Friday and is full of lyrics about current events and celebrity culture, including multiple Diddy disses. But one other new song from the artist seems destined to cause controversy. Eminem raps about the tragic “Rust” shooting — in which Alec Baldwin fatally […]

Alec Baldwin Files Surprise Motion to Dismiss Case Over Failure to Disclose Bullets

By: Gmaddaus
12 July 2024 at 16:03
SANTA FE, N.M. — Alec Baldwin’s lawyers have filed a surprise motion asking that his manslaughter case be thrown out because the state failed to turn over a batch of bullets to the defense. Attorney Luke Nikas argued that the failure was part of a broader pattern of disclosure violations by the prosecution, and said […]

Alec Baldwin Trial’s Second Day Delves Into Sources of Gun and Bullets

By: Gmaddaus
11 July 2024 at 23:12
The second day of Alec Baldwin’s trial went deep into the origins of a vintage Colt .45 revolver and the question of how live bullets got to the set of “Rust.” Baldwin is accused of involuntary manslaughter in the October 2021 shooting of Halyna Hutchins, the film’s cinematographer. Prosecutors maintain that he negligently fired the […]

Alec Baldwin’s Defense Concedes He May Have Pulled Trigger on ‘Rust’ Set: ‘That Doesn’t Make Him Guilty’

By: Gmaddaus
10 July 2024 at 21:04
Since shortly after the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust,” Alec Baldwin has been adamant that he did not pull the trigger. That claim has been a key element of Baldwin’s public defense and a way for him to disclaim all responsibility for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Prosecutors find the claim “absurd […]

Alec Baldwin Broke ‘Cardinal Rules’ of Gun Safety While Playing ‘Make Believe,’ Prosecutor Says

By: Gmaddaus
10 July 2024 at 17:31
SANTA FE, N.M. — A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday that Alec Baldwin violated the cardinal rules of gun safety while playing “make believe” on the set of “Rust,” resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, one of two special prosecutors on the case, argued in her opening statement that Baldwin repeatedly […]

Alec Baldwin Gets His Day in Court: Trial Begins in Fatal Set Shooting

By: Gmaddaus
10 July 2024 at 13:29
Nearly three years after accidentally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, actor Alec Baldwin gets his day in court on Wednesday, as his involuntary manslaughter trial begins in Santa Fe, N.M. Erlinda Ocampo Johnson, a defense lawyer who was appointed by the Santa Fe D.A.’s office as one of two special prosecutors in the case, will deliver […]

Alec Baldwin Trial: Jury Selection Begins in Manslaughter Case

By: Gmaddaus
9 July 2024 at 17:52
Jury selection is underway in the Santa Fe, N.M., trial of Alec Baldwin, who faces up to 18 months in prison if convicted in the accidental death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer began by asking a group of 70 people if they had seen or heard anything about the case. Only two […]

‘Rust’ Trial: Jurors Won’t Hear About Alec Baldwin’s Role as a Producer

By: Gmaddaus
8 July 2024 at 22:54
SANTA FE, N.M. — In a win for Alec Baldwin, a judge has ruled that jurors at his manslaughter trial will not hear evidence of his status as a producer on “Rust.” Baldwin appeared at a pre-trial hearing on Monday, the day before jury selection is set to begin. He is accused of negligently shooting […]

Alec Baldwin on Trial: Is the Actor to Blame for a Fatal Shooting on Set?

By: Gmaddaus
8 July 2024 at 16:30
Alec Baldwin’s temper is the stuff of Hollywood legend. His volatile behavior on the set of “The Edge” — he refused to shave his beard — left such an impression on producer Art Linson that he made a movie about it, “What Just Happened,” with Bruce Willis caricaturing Baldwin as a tantrum-throwing star. But he […]

Alec Baldwin Wanted to Ride a Horse, but ‘Rust’ Safety Adviser Said No: ‘There Was a Bit of Yelling’

By: Gmaddaus
3 July 2024 at 16:00
“Rust” resumed filming in Montana, 18 months after Alec Baldwin accidentally shot the film’s cinematographer while preparing for a scene at a New Mexico ranch. Naturally, the producers were focused on safety, forbidding the use of any functional firearms on set, and hiring two veteran safety officers to oversee the completion of filming. Now one […]