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Murder charges against Alec Baldwin remain

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Alec Baldwin’s motion to drop charges of negligent homicide on a movie set in 2021 was not accepted in court in New Mexico. Photo: Jae C. Hong / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 25.05.2024 01:09:56

Curiosities and celebrities: The movie star is charged with the negligent homicide of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the movie “Rust” in 2021. Hutchins died after being hit by a gunshot from a gun Baldwin used as a prop in the movie.

On Friday, Judge Mary Marlowe Summer decided that the indictment will stand. She was not convinced by the defenders’ claims that the prosecution broke the rules of procedure in the prosecution process.

The prosecution rejected the claims and believes Baldwin has made “shameless” attempts to avoid being held accountable.

Friday’s ruling removes one of the last hurdles to bringing Baldwin to trial in July. The actor has pleaded not guilty to the charge, which carries a penalty of up to a year and a half in prison.

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