Alec Baldwin Files Motion To Dismiss Involuntary Manslaughter Charge

Alec Baldwin is trying to have his involuntary manslaughter charge dismissed in a new motion filed Monday.

This is the fifth time Baldwin has tried to have the charge against him dismissed.

The Hollywood actor was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter after fatally shooting cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico movie set in October 2021. At the time, he was practicing a cross-draw when the gun fired. He says he was told the weapon was not “hot” but the weapon did have bullets in the chamber.

The judge says they will not rule until this Friday.

“The State’s strategy — trial by ambush — is grossly prejudicial and abhorred by courts,” Baldwin’s attorney’s wrote. “The reason for that is obvious: Baldwin has had to divert substantial time and resources just to pursue the growing list of undisclosed discovery that continues to emerge from hiding — not to mention the time it takes to review more than 150,000 pages of documents and countless hours of audio recordings and videos that have been dumped on Baldwin just weeks before trial. Moreover, most of the State’s late disclosures were made after the dispositive motion and witness deadline. This alone demonstrates how seriously Baldwin has been prejudiced by the State’s misconduct.”

They want the charge dismissed due to destruction of evidence.

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