Alec Baldwin Trial: Prosecution Claims Actor 'Played Make-Believe with a Real Gun' on 'Rust' Set

Alec Baldwin Trial: Prosecution Claims Actor ‘Played Make-Believe with a Real Gun’ on ‘Rust’ Set


The prosecution in the Alec Baldwin manslaughter trial claimed that the actor ‘played make-believe’ with the gun on set prior to the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

During this week’s opening statements, the defense portrayed Baldwin as an actor doing his job who then had the misfortune of being in a situation that led to a tragic death. They claimed that Baldwin trusted his crew and that he had no reason to believe that he had been given a loaded gun before shooting Hutchins. Baldwin previously pleaded not guilty and that he never pulled the trigger. The prosecution, however, painted a different picture, claiming that Baldwin “played make-believe with a real gun” and “violated the cardinal rules of firearms safety.”

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