Alec Baldwin trial date set for this summer

Alec Baldwin’s trial for involuntary manslaughter connected to the fatal Rust movie shooting has been set to begin this summer.

On Monday, a New Mexico judge directed in a scheduling order that jury selection begin on July 9, with the trial beginning the next day. Opening statements will be heard from both the case’s special prosecutors and Baldwin’s defense attorneys.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, died in October 2021 after being shot while on the set of the Western film. 

Baldwin was holding a .45 Colt caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver during a rehearsal on set when it fired and hit Hutchins in the chest. The actor has maintained that he had no knowledge that the gun carried live ammunition. It is not the common practice on-set to handle live weaponry.

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