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Alec Baldwin pleaded not guilty in the tragic shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of the “Rust” movie in 2021.
The “30 rock” alum submitted his plea on Thursday, according to TMZ. Additionally, Baldwin is not allowed to drink alcohol, own a gun or talk to potential witnesses besides discussing the continuation of filming “Rust.”
The actor, who was expected to be arraigned on Feb. 25, reportedly no longer needs to appear in court on Friday.
Baldwin’s lawyer did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.
Baldwin, 64, was charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter in January.
New Mexico First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies filed charges against Baldwin, along with the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who oversaw the weapons on set.
The Western film’s director, Joel Souza, also sustained injuries, but the DA stated that no charges would be filed in relation to his wounds.
Baldwin denied accusations that he ever pulled the trigger on the prop gun, but prosecutors argued that “photos and videos clearly show Baldwin, multiple times, with his finger inside the trigger guard and on the trigger,” ahead of the deadly shooting.
Initially, Baldwin faced up to five years in prison but now he is looking at just 18 months behind bars if convicted after a judge dropped the firearm-enhancement rap tied to an involuntary-manslaughter charge.
Rust will continue production in the Spring.
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