(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin, an infamous leftist, is far from being out of the woods for his allegedly accidental killing of a cinematographer on set, as he may now face new murder charges over the gruesome 2021 incident.
In January 2021, during the filming of the western film “Rust,” Baldwin fired what was supposed to have been an empty gun, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza.
According to New Mexico prosecutors quoted by Fox News, Baldwin may now face new criminal charges.
“After extensive investigation over the past several months, additional facts have come to light that we believe show Mr. Baldwin has criminal culpability in the death of Halyna Hutchins and the shooting of Joel Souza,” said the prosecutors, Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis.
They further indicated that they plan to present their case to a grand jury in the coming two months to determine whether Baldwin should be held over for criminal trial.
Baldwin’s legal team responded to these claims, expressing their readiness to address any charges in court and characterizing the prosecution as misguided.
The grand jury will ultimately decide whether there is sufficient probable cause to proceed with criminal charges against Baldwin.
Baldwin had previously been charged with involuntary manslaughter in January, more than a year after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins lost her life on the set of the Western film that Baldwin both starred in and produced.
However, these charges were dismissed in April due to ongoing investigative requirements.
Baldwin has consistently denied intentionally firing the weapon that led to Hutchins’ death.
Recently, a judge ordered Baldwin’s production company to provide prosecutors with documents to investigate whether safety measures were compromised to maximize profits.
This request for documents arose from concerns raised by the legal team of “Rust” armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who believed that financial considerations had led to the denial of additional safety training.
Although Rust Movie Productions argued that these documents were privileged and protected, the judge ruled in favor of the state’s request to obtain unredacted documents.
“Rust Production needs to stop trying to hide the ball, and to be transparent and forthcoming with relevant information. It begs the question, why are they trying to hide information?” says Jason Bowles, Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer.
Baldwin continues to face several civil lawsuits, including those filed by “Rust” script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and the family of Halyna Hutchins.