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Alec Baldwin’s ‘Rust’ case prosecutor gets questioned by Judge

Alec Baldwin been facing law proceedings in ‘Rust’ manslaughter case

By Web Desk
May 18, 2024
Alec Baldwin Rust cases sees a twist
Alec Baldwin 'Rust' cases sees a twist

Alec Baldwin’s prosecutor seems to be facing issues arranging things against the actor.

A series of complex cross questions were asked by a New Mexico judge on Friday of the prosecutor in the Alec Baldwin manslaughter case, which may lead to her throwing out the indictment.

For carelessly pointing a gun at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and pulling the trigger, Baldwin is set to go on trial in Santa Fe in July.

Involuntary manslaughter in New Mexico is punishable by a maximum of 18 months in jail.

Baldwin’s defence has requested Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer to discard the case, considering that the prosecutors failed to bring defence witnesses and make them available for the grand jury.

At a session on Friday, Marlowe Sommer questioned the prosecutor, Kari Morrissey’s procedure, asking her why she failed to make more of an effort to get in touch with those witnesses before the grand jury proceeding.

“Common sense tells me you should have reached out ahead of time,” she said, according to Variety.

The judge also caught Morrissey on why she had interrupted a witness during grand jury testimony about safety standards on movie sets.