Alec Baldwin: Shocking new details emerge from Rust trial – Watch video of Baldwin on set

Santa Fe, New Mexico – Opening statements will commence today in a high-profile trial involving actor Alec Baldwin and the fatal shooting incident on the set of the movie “Rust.” Almost three years ago, tragedy struck during a rehearsal of a shooting scene in the western film when a prop gun that Baldwin was holding discharged, resulting in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.

Throughout the trial, Baldwin, 66, has maintained that he did not intentionally fire the weapon and was unaware that it contained a live round, asserting that the discharge was accidental. Facing a single felony count of involuntary manslaughter from the October 2021 incident, Baldwin could potentially receive up to 18 months in prison if found guilty. A jury of 12 individuals was selected on Tuesday to determine the outcome of the Hollywood actor’s trial.

Accompanied by his wife Hilaria and brother Stephen, Baldwin arrived at the Sante Fe courthouse for the high-profile trial. This legal proceeding follows the conviction of the movie’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, three months earlier for involuntary manslaughter, resulting in an 18-month prison sentence.

During the trial, prosecutors highlighted Baldwin’s alleged failure to conduct safety checks with the armorer on the set of “Rust.” They also mentioned that Baldwin requested the “biggest gun” available for the movie, emphasizing that the firearm in question was sold in perfect working order. Testimonies detailed Baldwin’s departure from the script and failure to adhere to industry safety standards for firearms, ultimately leading to the tragic events of October 21, 2021.