The American actor is charged with negligent homicide in New Mexico after the incident that occurred while filming a movie in New Mexico in 2021.
Late Wednesday evening, his lawyer said he would not plead guilty in the case, Reuters reported.
Baldwin was supposed to participate in a videoconference with the court on Thursday, but he chose to drop that and make his statement through his attorney instead, he wrote. diverse.
While filming “Rust” in Santa Fe in October 2021, Baldwin, 65, fired his gun, which turned out to be filled with real bullets, not loose rounds.
The bullet killed the 42-year-old man Cinematographer Halina Hutchins.
In mid-January, Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who was in charge of the weapon during filming, were charged with negligent homicide, but the case against Baldwin was dismissed.
background: Alec Baldwin shot and killed the cinematographer
However, the prosecutor made it clear at the time that the investigation was not yet over, and earlier in January, it became clear that the grand jury would issue a new indictment against the Hollywood star in the fatal shooting. He is charged with negligent homicide.
Baldwin was not jailed during the trial, but according to Variety, he must abstain from alcohol and weapons while the case is investigated. He is also not permitted to contact witnesses in the case unless it is related to promoting the film.
“Coffee trailblazer. Certified pop culture lover. Infuriatingly humble gamer.”