Actor Alec Baldwin was facing a possible prison sentence after being charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man known as ‘Rust’. However, a special prosecutor has now downgraded the charges against Baldwin, which could have resulted in a much shorter sentence.
The New York Times reported that prosecutors had downgraded the charges against Baldwin from manslaughter to a lesser charge of criminal negligence. Fox News reported that the district attorney also dropped an enhancement charge related to a firearm.
The New York Post reported that the reduced charge could result in a much shorter prison sentence for Baldwin, who was accused of shooting ‘Rust’ in a dispute over a drug deal gone wrong.
CNN reported that the special prosecutor had dropped the firearm enhancement charge against Baldwin, which could have resulted in a much longer prison sentence. ABC News reported that the district attorney had dropped the gun enhancement charge against Baldwin in the ‘Rust’ shooting.
The reduced charges against Baldwin could result in a much shorter sentence for the actor, who was facing a possible prison sentence of up to 25 years.