Alec Baldwin has yet to be cleared of the Rust shooting
Special prosecutors for the Alec Baldwin trial have made a statement that he may still face an “additional investigation”.
Baldwin is facing manslaughter charges after the tragic and fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust due to a weapons-related incident.
The statement read: ” In recent days and in preparation for the May 3, 2023 preliminary hearing, new facts have been revealed that call for further investigation and forensic analysis in the case against Alexander “Alec” Rae Baldwin, III.
“Accordingly, we are unable to proceed under the current time constraints and on the facts and evidence provided by the police in their current form. We will therefore dismiss the manslaughter charges against Mr. Baldwin for further investigation. .
“This decision does not clear Mr. Baldwin of criminal culpability and the charges may be reinstated. Our follow-up investigation will remain active and ongoing.”
This also extends to the gunsmith in charge of the film, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who could also face charges, despite recent reports to the contrary.
Deadline has reported that specially appointed prosecutors are looking to have the manslaughter charges against both individuals dropped in the near future.