Rust Criminal Trial Delayed to 2024, Alec Baldwin Seeks Dismissal of Civil Case

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The trial of armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, charged in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film Rust, has been postponed until 2024. Originally scheduled for December 2023, the trial will now take place from February 21 to March 6, 2024, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The delay was attributed to scheduling issues related to the number of witnesses that need to be interviewed.

In October 2021, Alec Baldwin unintentionally discharged a prop gun loaded with a live round, resulting in Hutchins’ death. Initially, both Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed were charged with felony involuntary manslaughter. However, the charges against Baldwin were dropped earlier this year by two special prosecutors appointed to the case. Gutierrez-Reed now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering, to which she has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, she could face up to three years in prison.

In a separate development, Baldwin and El Dorado Pictures, the film’s producers, have filed a motion to dismiss a civil case brought against them by crew members Ross Addiego, Doran Curtin, and Reese Price. The case accuses Baldwin and the producers of “negligent and reckless conduct.” Both parties have also requested that the civil case be stayed until the conclusion of the criminal trial.


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