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Title

What is involuntary manslaughter? A law professor explains the charge facing Alec Baldwin for ‘Rust’ shooting death

Document Type

News Article

Publication Date

2023

Publication Title

The Conversation

Abstract

A prosecutor in New Mexico intends to charge Alec Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter it was announced on Jan. 19, 2023, over the deadly shooting on the set of the film “Rust” in 2021. The shooting occurred while Baldwin was rehearsing a scene with a gun that had been loaded with live ammunition instead of blanks. The prosecutor also intends to charge Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer responsible for overseeing the safety of firearms on the set, with two counts of involuntary manslaughter as well.

Keywords

Criminal Law, Involuntary Manslaughter, Criminal Negligence, Alec Baldwin, Rust

Publication Citation

Peter Joy, What is involuntary manslaughter? A law professor explains the charge facing Alec Baldwin for ‘Rust’ shooting death, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/what-is-involuntary-manslaughter-a-law-professor-explains-the-charge-facing-alec-baldwin-for-rust-shooting-death-198218.

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