Judge presiding Alec Baldwin case deals major blow to prosecutors

Judge presiding Alec Baldwin case deals major blow to prosecutors


Actor Alec Baldwin received a legal win ahead of his trial, as the judge presiding over the case ruled prosecutors could not reference his producing role.

Baldwin is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after he was involved in the 2021 on-set shooting for the film Rust, which resulted in the death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and the injury of director Joel Souza. On Monday, Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer sided with the defense and ruled that evidence of Baldwin’s role as a producer has no relation to his charge of involuntary manslaughter.

“I’m having real difficulty with the state’s position that they want to show that as a producer he didn’t follow guidelines and therefore, as an actor, Mr. Baldwin did all these things wrong,”

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